This week the Homeschool Review Crew has issued the challenge. What can we write a post about grandparents and gratitude? You know what evokes gratitude in me? Grandma weekends. You know those weekends where grandma says “I miss my boy and I want to spend time with him?” So you pack off your teenager and say “go have fun with gramma”.
The Blessing of Grandma weekends
The blessing of grandma weekend is two-fold.
Gramma gets to spend uninterrupted time with her favourite grandchild. Okay… her ONLY grandchild. But it’s time just between her and him. They play board games, go for long hikes, and just be together. They both are relaxed and settled by the end of the weekend, it’s lovely to see.
The other side is: It means that I have time with my fellow… just him, no one else, and that’s a hugely wonderful gift. No child interrupting, usually we get out of the house away from the TV and chores. We might do something as mundane as running errands, but we have no time constraints. If we’ve the finances we’ll do lunch out, if not we’ll pack one and find a hidden park bench to enjoy a meal.
How about you? How do grandparents and gratitude fit into your life? Do they support your homeschool decisions? Pray for you? Provide opportunity to promote the importance of family? Do they help you show how people SHOULDN’T act? (Cause face it, not all families are rainbows and blessings). Are you able to have grandma weekends or do blessings show up in different ways? How are grandparents an important part of your life?
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