Mar 5, 2021

Grandparents Can Be Fun

There is nothing more joyful than having grandchildren.  Yet, many grandparents are often not very involved in the lives of their grandchildren.  That is unfortunate.  Sometimes, it is not possible to live nearby for in person experiences.  The good news is that in those cases Face Time works real well to stay in touch.  For those of us lucky enough to live near our grandchildren, we often schedule regular play dates to spend time with them.  Of course, any grandparents that have a swimming pool and good weather are an automatic draw.  

In our case, we outfitted our home with a pack and play, stroller, high chair and a wonderful toy box so that when our younger grandchildren do visit, our home is entirely kid friendly.  We also move things out of the way to prevent accidents because kids will be kids.  Grandparents need to take advantage of quality time with grandchildren before they are 12 years old.  After that, between sports and other activities and friends, it gets harder to book those play dates. 

Grandma's often share special time with granddaughters including occasional sleep overs.   It is a wonderful opportunity for grandchildren to bond with their grandparents.  Grandparents often get to say Yes to a lot things that Mom and Dad say No to.  It's ok.  It is just what grandparents do.  At Paragon Home Resources, we work with grandparents to sell and buy homes often moving from a cold place to a warm place to retire.  Under the best of circumstances when these moves do take place hopefully family is nearby.