Although we live just a mile away from Steve’s parents, it was grandparents day at the school and my kids didn’t have any grandparents to go with them. Steve’s parents are out of the country and my parents are a thousand miles away which left them grandkid orphans. We’ve been in this situation before and we live in an area where so many grandparents are able to participate. Instead of watching all the other kids have fun with their grandparents – we adopt grandparents for the day.
This year, the kids chose a neighbor and good friend to be their stand-in grandma. She doesn’t have any grandkids that live close and we needed a grandma so it was a win-win. She brought lunch for them and sat for over an hour outside in the grass. Talking with the kids, watching them play and even adopting a few more kids while she was there that needed some love. Grandmas are in high demand!
My kids love their grandparents dearly – and wish they could be with them more often. But they also realize how fortunate they are to have people like Lynnette in theirs live to fill in the gaps.