Grandparenting Suggestions Needed

I know I’ve already uploaded a post this morning, and I hope you’ll check it out – it’s a quasi-political post with a spiritual ending. Awesome stuff!

But this morning I received via text several pictures and and some video from our daughter in Charleston. They are pictures of our granddaughter, Emma, in her new princess pavilion (or whatever you call it).

Here’s the honest-to-goodness question: How’s a grandparent supposed to spoil a grandchild when the parents do things like this?

The only think I can think of is letting her get away with stuff that she’s not allowed to do when at home, like eat spoonfuls of sugar, drink coffee, play with matches, listen to three hours straight of Rush Limbaugh, etc.

If you have any suggestions, I’m happy to consider them. Thanks 🙂


Filed under Family, grandchildren, Parenting

15 responses to “Grandparenting Suggestions Needed

  1. Sounds to me like you’ve got it covered! There is of course, the added option of getting her, her own pony or an electric car (pink). Just saying …

  2. Angie Reinecke

    Eat cake for breakfast and stay up way past bedtime.

  3. Rush is educational, not spoiling, but it will work if you don’t tell her.

    Best way to spoil anyone is to enjoy their company.

  4. You just do what you want, follow your heart. I love my grand babies and I try to just see them smile.

  5. We’ve spoiled our six grandchildren when we’ve had the resources and especially our two great-grandchildren. But the biggest gift we can give is to pray for them each and every day.

  6. Andrea

    we had 6 out of our 7 today . We have gone to Hamburg to watch the waterfall and it’s beauty. We fixed supper and all ate together and now they are all back at play again.
    Make your time together with Emma something only y’all do. Nicole’s favorite thing when she is home is going to Dairy Lane. So… we try and so that every time she is home.
    It doesn’t have to be anything big. Just make every moment count and steal away as many of those hugs and kisses as you possibly can every single time.

  7. I gave up figuring out sizes or which kid has which toy – I started donating cash to go to special outings or weekend get aways. My kids and their spouses are all good about spending family time together. Our donations give them extra options – special hotel room, extra show, day at an amusement park, etc. Family outings are so pricey now days, I think they appreciate it.

  8. cushn4

    Give all your love…it’s all they need….your hug, your smile when they walk into the room. Color with your grandchild, play in a sandbox with them or blow bubbles in the backyard. TIME with them. Your time. I was told after not too many years being a grandparent, that I was voted the ONE grandparent that spent the most time just “playing” with the grandchildren. Some of our grandchildren have several sets of grandparents so that was one invisible trophy I will cherish. Also…I am the one that lets them make messes. I am not the best dressed or the most gracious. I don’t always remember their birthdays or go to every gathering invited to, but the kids enjoy time with me and playing at our house. That counts for something. The best things in life are free. That princess pavilion is cute but a blanket thrown over a table, or an extra large cardboard box as a fort is just as much fun!

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