This afternoon I picked up our oldest grandson Caleb (11) after speaking at a downtown luncheon. He wanted to make Christmas cookies—who could refuse that? So glad he still wants to spend time with his Nandy (my grandma name).
We made all kinds of sugar cookies with sprinkles, Hershey kisses on top, and icing. Then the two other grandboys, Noah and Luke (10 and 9), wanted to stop by, and they all three decorated the iced cookies and ate more than their share of the sweet treats.
Let’s face it: one of the great things about having grandchildren is the fun stuff we get to do together that makes us smile. We don’t have all the responsibilities we once had as parents: do your homework, brush your teeth, carpool you to and fro, so we can do things just for fun—and them send them home to their parents!
From going to Muppet movies together (I have two or three movies I plan to take one or more of the grandkids to during the holidays: The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur Christmas, and Hugo, for starters), taking them to play at the park when the weather permits, Christmas tea parties to indoor treasure hunts, snuggling up by the fireplace and reading Christmas stories, baking cookies or cinnamon rolls, there are lots of inexpensive activities to do that make marvelous memories.
What just-for-fun activities are you going to do when you get together with your grandkids this holiday season?
Whatever you plan, enjoy the moments! They grow up so fast!