Grandparents are special. They are always so loving and caring to their grandkids. They have wisdom to share and lots of interesting stories to tell. However, they are here with us for such a limited time. If you still have loving, caring grandparents in your life, here are 6 things you should do for them.
Pick up the phone and call them.
They love to be remembered, to know that their family is thinking of them. A simple call can tell them that you care and that you took your time to check up on them. They will be very pleased to hear your voice and update you about their lives and will listen to what’s going on in your life. If you have extra time, be sure to ask them to share with you a few great stories too. You’ll appreciate their wisdom down the line.
Spend some quality time with them.
Whenever you can, try to spend some quality time face to face. Phone calls are good, but they go only so far. Visit them for a cup of tea or coffee. Go take a walk in the park with them. If you have the time and budget, spend a summer getaway together. Make it a part of your regular schedule to see them face to face.
Give them a unique gift.
Grandparents love gifts, especially if they are unique. It doesn’t have to be something expensive; your grandparents won’t care about that because even the smallest gift will be special to them. You can give something handmade if you are good with arts and crafts. If not, ItsHot makes custom jewelry at a discount price, fitting every budget.
Learn from their experiences
Grandparents have a lot of life experience, and they love to share their wisdom with young ones. If you are going through a tough period and you cannot decide what to do, ask them for their advice. Even if you don’t, ask them for some general advice. What are some of the most important lessons they have learned? What are their greatest achievements? What are their greatest regrets? Grandparents are usually open books, so take advantage of their wisdom.
Cook an old family recipe together.
Most grandparents love to cook, something that is somewhat of a dying art with younger generations. Cooking an old family recipe together will bring up many old memories from when your grandparents learned to cook from their parents. It is great quality time to spend an evening having the whole family cooking and eating together and a wonderful bonding experience for everyone.
Make a family album.
What you’ll notice about grandparents is that they may forget what they ate for lunch yesterday, but they cherish and always remember old memories with their family and loved ones. And what brings up those memories better than family albums?
Gather noteworthy pictures and make a family album together. Your grandparents will tell you many stories about when the pictures were taken and what the memories mean for them. It is also a great way to show them you care about your memories with them too since the album will stay with you long after your grandparents are gone.