Grandparents today are not what they used to be. Back in “the Day”, most of us had grandparents that stayed at home, their working days behind them. They occupied their time with gardening, crafting, cooking, homemaking, and grandchildren.
Today’s grandparents can’t imagine such a life. Most of us still work full or part-time jobs and struggle just to keep the laundry done! It seems that the age of grandparents is getting younger but the age we can afford to retire is getting older! Whats up with that?
How many grandparents out there are in their 50’s and 60’s and get to stay home and not work? And how do you do it?
I currently work a full-time job, Monday – Friday. On weekends there are the usual household duties; laundry, cleaning, yard work, fixing things, etc….. And as hard as I try to keep up with these things during the week, I just come home too tired. Why doesn’t our energy level as long as our work schedules do?
So, where is our time to enjoy our grand babies? Those sweet little blessings that are our reward for surviving our kids’ teenage years. And then there are their schedules; school, baseball, dance, soccer or whatever other activities are in season. By the time our schedules allow us to get together, I’m usually too tired to be any fun! I always wanted to be a Fun Grandparent! And sometimes I feel like I’m failing miserably! I need more time, more energy! Or a Clone!!
Psalm 127:3 Children are a gift from the Lord, a reward from him.