When I became a mom five years ago, one of the many things I didn’t know was how much I would treasure the relationship that my kids have with their grandparents. I am truly blessed in my life with not only an amazing mom but I also have the most amazing in-laws I could have ever prayed for. The best part is that all their great parenting qualities have translated over to now being fantastic grandparents.
There are few things better in life than getting to watch your children playing with and being loved by your parents. The way that my kids light up every time they see Nana, Papa, Grandma or Grandpa is truly heart melting. While I constantly think in my head or silently to God about how grateful I am, I wonder if I remember to tell them how much they mean to us. Being a mom means that you are familiar with the feeling of your head spinning from kids shouting and hanging on you that it’s difficult sometimes to recall if you even ate lunch, let alone whether or not you thanked a Grandparent the last time they watched the kids.
September 13 is your chance to remember to thank them. An official or honorary grandparent in your life deserves to feel special. Here’s the best part: most Grandparents are easy to please in this department! It doesn’t take some fancy gift. A few of my favorites include:
- Have your child(ren) draw a picture.
- Write a letter/email with some examples of how they have impacted your life for the better
- Make them a picture collage. Lots of places like Walgreens let you print pics on the spot from your phone or Facebook/Instagram account. You can even get fancy and print out a poem to frame like I did here last year
- Head to a craft store if you have a bit of extra time. I made this a couple years ago for my mom:
- Ask your child(ren) questions about Grandma or Grandpa that they fill out. These are pretty entertaining because little kids say the funniest things.
Do you have any fun ideas to share to honor grandparents on this day? We’d love to hear from you!