Holding your own kid seems like receiving happiness till eternity but who knew that holding your grandchildren in your arms would outshine that feel as well. The relation between the grandparent and the grandchildren is as sweet as cotton candy. For the grandchildren, the grandparent seems to be a cooler version of their parent and surely, a “yes” to their parents’ “no”.
Every grandparent dreams of spoiling their grandchildren by fulfilling all their acceptable demands, loading them with gifts each and every time the kids come to see them, loading their bag packs with the stuff for satisfying the craving of their sweet tooth, providing them with extra money to buy ice-creams and a lot more. Similarly, the kids are smart enough too. They make sure not to miss out any details while informing grandparents what they need next. Now, dealing with your own grown-up kids regarding not spoiling their children is not a big deal. Whereas, the thought: “what if you run short of money while spoiling your grandchildren” takes up all the considerations.
Although showing affection to the kids is not about a shower of money. It’s just about encouraging them to make memories in their childhood. It’s every grandparent’s wish to owe the “best gift ever” title since the birth of their grandchildren. Even if it gets to buying something expensive too. As they believe and had experienced that the journey of life is short, who knows when it ends. God knows they would get the next chance to present their grandkids with more gifts or not so why not the best one every time.
The magic behind “kids being always with a heavy stomach at grandma”
It’s not like that the grandma does not know that how unhealthy consuming the sugary-stuff is. But it’s just that the grandma does know that life is too short and the kids will grow up with the blink of an eye. So, why not give them a break from all the rules and regulations and let these sweethearts enjoy the sweetness of the food. Baking them cookies and cakes, buying them pastries, taking them for the candies or ice-cream are all the little treats for the kids who are being blessed with the grandparents.
Material things can make memories as well
Although we are being told not to be attached to the worldly materialistic things but how about a cute crocheted sweater, hat, mittens, boots and much more by your grandma. This can only happen when the grandma starts up by taking tutorials of how to design crochet clothing for little kids, gets the required material and fills the grandchild’s closet with the thread of love. Even when the grown-up kids find their old handmade clothes; they could feel the essence of their grandma’s love being attached to it, even after so many years.
Accompanying kids to the play lands
Whose grandchild does not demand to go to the amusement parks? Can anybody relate? Seems like a difficult thing to relate, right? Anyway, the kids will surely demand to take them to the parks, play lands, for fishing and much more and all these demands can be easily fulfilled if the grandparents would be smart enough to save some money in their early times. Because one can deny their own kid but none can deny the demand of their child’s kid.
Buying pets for the kids to give them real life teachings
Little kids love animals, as the animals also have a certain way to show their loyalty with them. Eventually, if you will be having a secured financial background to get your grandchildren their favorite pets, gradually they will adopt the approach of helping animals, showing love for them, taking care of their food and a lot more. This will also nurture them with the life skills required for being a good human being. Not only the pets they own deserves good care but they also need to know if they find any animal in trouble they are supposed to help them out as much as they can. Maybe taking an injured stray cat to the vet or just providing food to them etc.
Birthdays with grandparents are always royal
Yes! Not being demanding here but yes the kids are proud here that the best gift would be of grandparents’. They always make sure to search for their gift and start unwrapping the gifts with theirs. As they know nothing can beat it. Obviously, if an already mutually decided gift would be there then who would not find it the best? Here again, the short or long term investments of the grandparents set the crown on their grandchild’s head.
Summing it up, it is not mandatory to have money to teach kids to love animals or embrace life skills in them. But then again, somewhere to spoil them, somewhere to turn their genuine cries into laugh busters, sadness into excitement, broken toys into upgraded ones resources would be required. Additionally, for the smooth flow of life events, one needs to catch up with their grandparenthood plans at the earliest possible stage of life so that a hand full of gifts, a hand full of outfits and head in the food do not stay as an unfulfilled dream. Stay cool Grandparents!