No one will doubt that grandparents play a big role in the life of children. Some grandparents are on-hand with their families. Some young couples when starting out in their early parenthood, rely on their moms and dads in taking care of their young ones. They are the ones that can teach first-hand lessons to young moms and dads. Here are some true–to–life reasons why being grandparents are so really grand.
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1) They are Historian
Have you experienced the throwback conversations your granddads or grandmoms shared on the family dinner table? As elders, they hold the key to family history. They are a connection to the past. From ancestors to milestones of each of their children, you can count on them if you want to keep the story running.
2) They are Mentor
With more life experiences, grandparents have the skill and wisdom to share life’s lessons. They can offer encouragement, light, and motivation to a troubled mind. They can be a source of stability and safety by giving advice in different situations.
3) They are Playmates
Grandparents make the world a little bit fun and merry. With their funny jokes (that Millenials can’t relate to!) or stories that no one heard of, it is so much pleasure to have them around. Although this applies to the grandfather more than the grandmother, it is still a pleasurable moment to have them around. From, walking around the park, buying that favorite candy that your parents restrict you to eat, or reading books with that witchery voice, no one can deny they are the best playmates for the youngsters.
4) They are Helpers
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Grandparents helped in a variety of ways in raising grandkids. Some young couples when attached to their work can find security when their parents will take care of the children while they were gone. Or maybe a couple seeking out to rest a while and date on a special occasion can rely on the help of their parents in looking out on the children. Even those that experience a heart-breaking divorce or single parenthood are sometimes likely to ask for support from their moms and dads.
Victor Hugo believed, “When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable.” Whether they live with their grandchildren, or away from them, they form an integral part of everyone’s lives. Who else can they say they have the Best Grandparents Ever? And because Old Lives Matter, check out our humorous mugs that will make your grandparents laugh more and feel especially appreciated: