I’m not sure if y’all know that I am a grandmother…well, they call me MOOCHIE but hey I’m still a grandmother. As with any mother, we try to make memories with our children. I experienced some good memories and some not so good memories with my children but the humor that God has is He gives us another chance to increase the good memories by giving us grandchildren. As parents and/or grandparents, memories are the lasting thing we will always have when it comes to interaction with your (grand)children. It’s important to create memories with the kids daily.
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I have some very fond memories of my childhood with my parents during the holidays. I can remember all the good smells in the house from mom cooking. I remember the squirrel nutcracker that sat on the table only during the holiday months. Oh and let’s not forget the laughs we had on many Christmas mornings. Those are the memories that help me to remember that I have a good family regardless of the hardships we may face [at times].
This is exactly what you want to give to your grandchildren. Long lasting memories. Plus you are creating a family fingerprint/blueprint/tradition that can and should be carried on.
When the girls and the tweenager come to visit, I try to schedule those days that they are not tied to the electronics. Believe it or not, I really get in there and hang with them.
A Few Tips on How To Create Memories with your Grandchildren
Do Arts and Crafts with the grandchildren
Last month, the girls and I made cards for them to give to their parents and friends. Really fun project and the oldest grandbaby really enjoyed playing with my Cricut machine.
So get out some paper and your die cutting machine (if you have one) and make some cards or art. Frame the art. The kids will get a kick out of seeing their creations on the wall or even mailing the cards to their friends and parents.
Bake/Cook with the grandchildren
I’m a self-proclaimed chef so it’s only natural for me to invite the kids into my kitchen. We ventured into baking last year. The kids had a ball making their own cake. It wasn’t perfect but it was perfect for us because they made it. So we had to eat it LOL
Take a quick look at how our afternoon went. We had a great time baking together.
Regardless of what you didn’t do for your children when they were growing up, take the time to do better with the grandchildren.
They are your second chance to enjoy time with little ones.
What memories are you creating with your grandchildren or even with your children? Share in the comments below.