Posts Tagged ‘Grandparents’
Another thing I look forward to when my parents come home for vacation from abroad (aside from seeing and spending quality time with them of course) is the loots “diving” and “delving” into the balikbayan boxes. Even though I know for sure that I’ll just have very few pieces for myself because mostly will be for my son, I still get equally excited. And truly, he got plenty of clothes last week. I requested them to buy him more of clothes since he has so many toys already and we don’t have enough storage place anymore for his mess.
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
~ Alex Haley
Come to think of it..we wouldn’t be here today if not for our grandparents. Further, our sons and daughters wouldn’t appreciate us, their parents, if their grandparents didn’t nurture us with love…the same love that we’re passing on to our kids.
Tomorrow’s Grandparent’s Day! Don’t forget to make your Lolo or Lola (and your kids’ Lolo and Lola) feel loved.
Here are some creative ways I got from Papemelroti on how to make their heart smile in glee:
1. Create a scrapbook with their favorite memories. Gather letters and e-mails from family and friends (a page per person) and decorate it with their pictures, magazine cutouts or drawings. Poems, prayers, wishes, stories, inspirational sayings and jokes are also nice entries.
2. Record a lot of greetings for your grandparents (even from total strangers)! Record it on a CD for them to hear over and over again!
3. Make a Keepsake Prayer Box where you collect prayers from everyone and present it to your grandparents!
4. Give Lolo and Lolo their own website! Easy to use interfaces are on Multiply, Blogspot or Facebook. They will be able to connect with other seniors and share their wisdom with the world.
5. Make a story of your grandfolks life! Dramatize it using a video camera and upload it on YouTube!
My little A is so lucky to have two sets of doting grandparents. Although he doesn’t see them everyday, we make it a point that every meeting, they get to bond and enjoy that moment.
This is the first time that he met his Saudi-based maternal grandparents. This was last January and A was 10 1/2 months. My Dad works overseas and he wasn’t able to see his first apo during his vacation last year. Actually, I was on labor on the day he flew back to Saudi. My dad feared that little A might be aloof and scared of him that’s why he brought so many pasalubong for him. But contrary to his worries, little A liked him A LOT and they got along pretty well. In fact, it was Lolo who became his instant favorite playmate. And in such times when they’re abroad, my Dad always requests that we turn on the webcam to see his unico apo.
Little A’s paternal grandparents on the other hand are his favorite travelling grannies. We’ve been to Baguio, Boracay, Bulacan, Pampanga, Pangasinan and Batangas. He gets to see them every weekends so they’re the biggest fans of little A as he showcases his newly discovered antics to them.