Our topic for Wednesday Wit and Wisdom for September 10th is: Tips on being a good grandparent. To qualify for these tips you should be: a) a grandparent, b) a grandchild, c) or an observer of an example of good grandparenting skills. So in other words, everyone qualifies!
Remember that we are looking for wisdom and wit. So see if you can give an example of your wisdom that also includes a bit of humor. You can get full details here, a separate page of my blog.
My personal tip for today is: Create an event that only you and the grandchild(ren) can share.
We have had some great feedback from our teenaged granddaughters when they talk about memories of us going to Steak 'n Shake with them as little kids. They would order cheese fries and spaghetti, hamburgers and shakes. We actually went to more than one of this chain of establishments.
Now we have our little guy, Carson, age 7. Our mutual haunt is Gatti's Pizza. When he comes to spend the night, our dinner outing is to Gatti's. However, in keeping with the changing world, Gatti's has electronic games that result in points to win prizes. They supply a magnetic card that you scan to load funds for the games, then scan the card into the games until your money runs out. Then you get to pick something out or save your points for another time. Jerry has so much fun with him, because he eats slowly, and Carson can't play until we are all finished eating. From the buffet, Grandpa will start with a salad, then go back for a piece of pizza, then go back for some tapioca pudding. All the time, Carson is moaning to get to the game room. Picture him writhing in his chair, asking "Grandpa are you done yet?"
On the side of my blog you will notice there is a new book listed there. Annie's Love is available now on Barnes and Noble, AuthorHouse, and Amazon sites as digital or print on demand. This is my first novel of a series of five that I am working on, and these are based on an artist's rendition of the five stages of love. Annie's Love addresses the first of these, Mother Love. If you join me this week, starting with Wednesday, you will be entered into a drawing for a signed copy of the book.
Now it's your turn. Post your wisdom and wit in your blog and come back and link up! Don't forget to comment on this and other blogs you visit.