Family: Have fun with your Kids and Grandkids this Holiday
As Grandparents, I can only speak from my perspective. I remember on Thanksgiving when my daughter was a toddler. My mother spent the entire day in the kitchen and when we arrived she screamed; "Get out of the kitchen!" My brother looked at me and said; " We should have just picked up Kentucky Fried Chicken and had a picnic." It took me awhile to learn that the rest of the family does not really care if the decorations are unique or if I spend every moment creating a new masterpiece desert. What they want is just good food, time together and fun. So give them your time and attention this holiday. We are so lucky that our kids are good parents and we love being with our granchildren. But I have learned a few lessons along the way to make us all more comfortable and happy.
TWO WORDS: Flexibility & Relax
1. Ask them to call you with their E.T.A.
2. If they are arriving at night then ask them to eat on the way.
3. Do not try to cook ahead of time unless it is one of their favorite recipies and can be frozen.
4. They know what their kids like to eat.
5. Let them plan meals and go grocery shopping ( you watch the grandchildren).
6. Be flexible. I get up with the grandchildren and we get "oma" time together.
7. Watch for the quiet moments when you can just sit and listen to your adult kids talk.
8. Do not have any expectations about how the holiday will unfold. Go with the flow.
9. Remember this is not about you.
10. Soon they will leave and you will have an empty house once again , without their laughter.
Just remember how lucky you are and enjoy every moment.
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