If one day I get the chance to be a grandparent, my first order of business will be to imitate some of the best in the business.
I’ve learned the ways of great grandparenting from my parents and my husband’s parents, from mom friends who are ahead of me in the game, and from older folks at church.
Three things I’ve learned about being a grandparents
- Start Early. I’ve learned that great grandparents start early. My teenager calls her grandparents and sets up her own sleepovers with them these days. When my college student plans her college breaks, time with her grandparents is always at the top of her priority list. “Are grandpa and grandma going to be there?” has been a frequent question ahead of my kids’ events and performances over the years. (The answer, as often as possible,…