We’ve been noticing lately the truly tremendous way grandparents serve as models for loving little rituals that create bonds between the generations. Check this one out, a ritual of Anna’s parents and their first (and only — so far) grandson Jacob:
Every Sunday grandma and grandpa have an “appointment” with their grandson. They call him “the little professor” because he appears to be keeping “office hours” at the dinner table, where he sits in his high chair eating his dinner and chatting adoringly with the webcam his parents have set up nearby. Grandma and grandpa ask questions about his day in sheer delight as they visually (virtually) absorb his smiles, giggles, and wiggles. Jacob, in response, tells stories, asks questions, and often pretends to “feed Papa John,” holding his fork up to the camera while grandpa opens wide.
What better way is there for grandparents to hangout with their one (and only) grandchild who lives states away?
Are you a happy grandparent? Do you have rituals of connection with your grandkids? If so, tell us about them!