Spending time together – there is no better way to create memories. Although our visits with the grandchildren might be seldom, we need to grab the few opportunities we have and make them memorable.
Memories don’t have to involve expense, just our time and attention to the little people we love. We don’t need to be talking all the time, or going fancy places – often the most enjoyable outings don’t cost much at all.
As you can see in this photo, my son-in-law spends quality time fishing with his grandson – and yes, that means my great-grandson. Few words are exchanged, but the visits are not soon forgotten.
My newly-turned-six grandboy and I like to visit trailers. Twice a year, our mall parking lot is filled with campers and large RV’s. Since he was four years old, we’ve spent an afternoon going from trailer to trailer and checking them out. We discuss what we like and what we don’t like, talk about our favourites, share our dreams of spending time traveling in them. Then we go to the mall, sit down with a chocolate milk and a small dessert, and watch the skaters on the indoor rink.
I look forward to those times and get all excited when I see the trailers being set up. Not because I want to buy one, but because they mean I’ll be spending special time with that dear boy again 🙂
Now it’s your turn. How do you make memories that your grandkids will treasure?