Thursday, July 2, 2015

Eight-Year-Old's Perception of Grandparents!

Image result for clip art for grandparentsA couple days ago my daughter-in-law tagged me on an article on facebook about grandparents - from the perspective of eight-year-olds. Several parts of the article made me laugh right out loud, so I had to share it with you!

Apparently they had eight-year-olds write about their grandparents, and in the flavor of "Kids Say the Darnedest  Things", children expressed their opinions in wonderfully funny ways! You'll find the post at this link - but my favorites are . . .
  • Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them... They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.
  • Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.
  • They have to answer questions like "Why isn't God married?" and "How come dogs chase cats?"
  • Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television, because they are the only grown ups who like to spend time with us.
  • They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time and kiss us even when we've acted bad.
  • It’s funny when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they blame the dog.
Yes, the last one made me laugh out loud!

This list of opinions of eight-year-olds, when it comes to their grandparents, ade me laugh, but it also pointed out some very important things: children understand how grandparents like to spend time with them and kiss them even when they've, "acted bad"!

Reminds me of the old Arabic saying I heard Sunday: "If you do not have a grandparent in your home (or nearby), go buy one!" Yes, grandparents have a very important "job" . . . play with grandchildren, answer questions, spend time with children, give snacks before bedtime, say prayers with grandchildren and be lavish with the giving of grace! All of this is about passing on a heritage of faith because it is about showing love . . . and God's love is the best of all!

So, enjoy the article - you'll find it at this link - and enjoy being a grandparent as you pass on a heritage of faith and in so doing, leave a definite impression on your grandchildren!  

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