Grandparents Day

It’s Grandparents Day at School!

Phyllis Lifestyle 10 Comments

Today as you are reading this, Neal and I are attending Grandparents Day at our granddaughter’s school. Each year, we go see the beautiful classrooms and excited children, and what an amazing experience we have! Their artwork is beautifully displayed, and they are singing their best songs.

Grandparents Day is a new concept with schools these days. We didn’t have events like this back in the dark ages when I was in school. Back then, the best you could hope for was your mom taking you home after your choir program instead of staying the remainder of the day. Today, schools include every family member in these kids’ school lives, and I think it is great!

Being a grandparent is a very emotional job. I mean after all—I raised one of their parents! I see a lot of their parents in both of our grandchildren. When they do something exactly like their dad when he was a boy, I feel like laughing out loud, especially if he is trying to correct them. I want to scream as loud as I can, “That’s exactly the way you were!”

In two weeks we will be at our grandson’s Grandparents Day at his school, and we will have the same wonderful emotions all over again. I do hope we can take them with us after the program and forget the rest of the school day. After all, hamburgers and ice cream await!

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Comments 10

  1. As a retired school teacher, I want to express my appreciation of Grandparents [I’m capitalizing the “G” to show importance] from a teacher perspective. I experienced help from Grandparents on several occasions over my teaching career when I was concerned about a child’s progress &/or behavior in the classroom. Their help (and many times prayers) made a world of difference and was a blessing to me as well as to the child. The Grandparents’ (and adopted Grandparents’) role in childrens’ lives are so important!

    I am so thankful for my own precious grandparents and the wonderful memories that I have from time spent with them. I miss them so much!

    Your Granddaughter has grown so much, Miss Phyllis, but she still has those sweet expressions on her face…I know she and her brother are such a joy to you and your husband. God bless you all with many memory-making moments!

    On a side note: I was always happy to let my students go with their Grandparents when we had programs (if their parents or guardian sent a permission note) because I knew it would be a time of joy for them all…and sometimes that was more important than anything that we could learn at school that day. :o)

  2. It is so nice to see the faces of our grandsons when we visit their school for grandparents day. It is interesting to see them act like it’s not a big deal (being boys) but you can see the little smile on their face when you walk in the door. They are toooooo precious!

  3. So precious Phyllis. I laughed about the grands doing thing exactly like their parents who tried to stop them Hope everyone arrives in high style for your Thanksgiving dinner.

  4. Phyllis, What a charming photo of you and your grand daughter. Our first Grandparent’s day was with our Grandson . He is now twenty three years old,. Yes, the years go fast. Thank you for your journal. May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  5. I agree with Sharon, I see a bit of YOU too! It’s just about THE best thing, being a grandparent, and having the blessing of seeing our little people in their schools, so proud of what they have accomplished, isn’t it? John and I enjoy visiting their school for back to school, since usually Grandparent day is on a working day and they live a little bit away from us.

    I’m wishing you and your family a lovely Thanksgiving, too. xo Lidy

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your entire family.

    What a terrific picture of you and your granddaughter. She looks like the sweetest, prettiest little granddaughter anyone could have!

    Can’t wait to see your grandson!

    They grow up so fast, so glad you’re capturing these moments.

  7. Oh Phyllis! You may see both of this lovely little girl’s parents when you look at her, but I see YOU! She is a carbon copy of you. There was no such thing as grandparents day when I was a child, nor when my son was a child. So not having any grandchildren, I’ll miss out on the fun of it. God Bless your lovely family and may you have the most wonderful holiday season ever. Cherish those little tykes while you can . Sharon

  8. Your sweet story brings back wonderful memories for me. When our son was little his pre-school held Grandparents’ Day two days before Thanksgiving. My father-in-law and sister-in-law brought my husband’s aunt and uncle with them early for Thanksgiving. The seniors attended the school festivities. Aunt Stephanie and Uncle Stephen served as substitute grandparents for students whose grandparents could not attend, due to travel distance or illness. They often mentioned it in later years. Since they had no children of their own, it was especially meaningful for them.

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