Today’s post is about celebrating the mom’s that have been “promoted” to Grandmas! Featured today is our very own, Mary, who works hard as ever in our corporate office. She glows about her family, dog, Charlie, and grandkids, Addy + Wes. You can tell they hold a very special place in her life and heart!
She shared some absolutely priceless tips and advice for Grandmas, and we took them to heart. They can be applied to anyone and I am definitely going to cherish my moments with my grandma a little more. Read below as Mary shares her golden advice, and check out a few more pictures of her family and grand-kids!
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Tips on Being a Grandma
Parenting is wonderful, but now as a Grandma, I have love to give with less hassle than being the parent. No more tough love!
As you go thru life, remember the small things because as you get older, they are the big things: hugging your parents, telling your kids you love them , spending time talking about the day at the dinner table, supporting family in all their endeavors—your dog licking your face- sitting by the beach and watching the sunset, picnics with friends and family, planting a pumpkin patch for the Grandkids, having your Grandson help you fill the bird feeders, these are the big things.
It’s time to have fun, ignore the handprints on the wall, be carefree and spoil the Grandkids! You will even feel younger!!!
Favorite memories of being a Grandma
The birth of her grandkids: My husband, daughter and I waited patiently at the hospital for Addy to be born. Sometime later, a nurse came out and directed us to the room, where we would meet this miraculous addition to our family. As we walked down the hall, we suddenly heard a baby crying very loudly!!!! I looked at them and said, do you think that could be our baby? It sure was! This was the beginning of our new adventure. Three years later, Addy walked into the hospital , entered the room, took one look at her mother in bed, holding her brother and said “What happened?” Life hasn’t been the same since.
My grandkids have been very fortunate that they had great-grandparents until last year. I loved to watch them interact with them. Addy singing, Wes telling a story. I then realized how happy my parents were to become grandparents, and then great-grandparents.
Grandmas tell the best stories. Addy loves mermaid stories and I try to oblige She always looks up at me after the story and says, “I love you Grandma!” Wes loves Legos and wants help from Grandpa, building. At four, he wants to be a master builder.
The 1st time I attended their pre-school concerts, and dance recitals, I cried– and every time since. It is pure JOY. Beautiful artwork is another great perk of being a Grandma. It is cheerfully given and received.
Christmas: Being a Grandma that’s been in retail for over 40 years, I try to follow the latest trends for my family. Gift giving this last Christmas included Under Armour for all! We all laughed as Wes shouted, “We are the Under Armour family!”