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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day

Grandparent’s Day is on Sunday, September 13th. I remember that our elementary school would always have a special lunch for Grandparent’s Day. On a chosen day the week before Grandparent’s Day, each grade would get to invite their grandparents to attend lunch with them at the school. I can, so clearly, see the old lunch room in our elementary school with the long white tables, picnic style with the bench attached. They served the same thing every year: turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with that yellow gravy that surely can’t be healthy but tasted oh-so-good and their homemade rolls. I was one of the lucky ones in that my paternal grandma was always able to attend. I felt special having her there with me. I don’t know how we’ll handle such a thing if our boys’ elementary school (which is yet to be decided) has a special Grandparent’s Day lunch option. My parents live too far away to attend and FireDad’s parents are busy bees.

But they’re not in school yet! So we’re safe!

In fact, this weekend we’re heading to Pennsylvania to spend some time with my family. BigBrother and LittleBrother will not only see their maternal grandparents but also their maternal-paternal great-grandparents, maternal-maternal great-grandmother and maternal-maternal-maternal great-great-grandmother. Did I ever mention how truly blessed my boys are to have so many grandparents in their lives? Lucky ducks. As we’re coming up on the first anniversary of the death of my first immediate grandparent (meaning not a great-grandparent), I’m well-aware of how important grandparents are to children.

MomSelect and Grandparents.com also know how important grandparents are to children. In fact, MomSelect is hosting a twitter party tonight from 8-9pm with the hashtag #grandparents. Apparently some prizes will be given away. More over, Grandparents.com is just a wonderful site. I encourage you to check it out or pass it on to your kids’ grandparents.

We have a few crafts we’re going to finish up to give to the grandparents this weekend (one of these and a general scribble-doodle-card). But I leave you with one of my favorite pictures. It’s not perfect as getting that many people, even if they’re older, to look at the camera is next to impossible. It was taken on our wedding day. FireDad and I are standing, happy as newly wedded clams, flocked by our many grandparents. We’re short one in the photograph now but we’re still so very, very blessed.

Grandparents

I know that I wouldn’t be who I am today without my grandparents and I am pretty sure FireDad feels the same way. I hope we raise our children to think the same thing when they’re older. For we find this to be true:

“Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” – Joyce Allston

Heroes and grandparents? Check.

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[I received no compensation to share this information with you. Kudos to MomSelect for sharing it with me.]

4 replies on “Celebrate Grandparent’s Day”

What an incredible photo! I was lucky that I got to know all of my grandparents growing up (3 out of 4 lived into their 90’s), but now I only have one left. I’m sorry they won’t all be around to see me on my wedding day! I’m sure that was a special moment. :-)

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