Throwback Thursday: Entertaining grandkids... 3 sure things

Throwback Thursday: Entertaining grandkids... 3 sure things

This #TBT piece originally published May 18, 2016 on Grandma's Briefs. Thank you for reading!

As a long-distance grandma with visits being few and far between, I feel obligated to provide memorable merriment for my three grandsons each time I see them. I put careful consideration into packing my grandma bag with goodies and games and crafty ideas galore.

Sometimes the magical makings I lug 800 miles to my grandsons' door elicit exactly the enjoyment I'd hoped. Sometimes they fail. Especially if picking a Pinterest activity to try together without trying it first myself.

When I visited Bubby, Mac, and Jak last month, I failed at more than a few things. On the other hand, there were…

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7 significant BEs of being a significant grandmother

7 significant BEs of being a significant grandmother

BE unconditional

Grandchildren come in assorted shapes, sizes, aptitudes, attitudes, with varied qualities and quirks. Love them because of those, regardless of those, in spite of those.

 

BE fair

Wherever two or more grandkids gather or grow, possibilities for playing favorites flourish. Avoid the all-too-human temptation to...

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Wondrous and amazing, plus GRAND Social No. 237 link party for grandparents

Wondrous and amazing

Happy New Year!

Though the flip of the calendar to 2017 can't fully eliminate continued entanglements of some of my personally more challenging portions of 2016, I'm determined to approach the new year with my attention focused firmly on the wondrous and amazing aspects of life — not the negative and nasty though unfortunately often unavoidable. Those on a grand scale as well as small and more personal.

To kick off my "appreciate the awesome" intentions, I share the following, which I found pretty darn amazing when stumbling across it on social media in the early hours of 2017:

 

Wondrous and amazing, right? On a grand scale.

Today I'll be...

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