National Grandparent Day!
Richly Middle Class would like to wish all the grandparents out there a wonderful Grandparent’s Day!
Sometimes we don’t value the role that grandparents have in our lives. If you know someone who is a grandparent, give them a ring today and tell them how much you appreciate them.
Have you ever thought of all the ways that Grandparents make our lives wonderful
School Drop Off when we have meetings
Co-parenting when there is an unexpected business trip
Babysitting when we need a night off
Nanny when we have to return to work
School plays when our schedule conflicts
Nurse and Doctor when a fever hits overnight
A word of wisdom when calling an adoption agency seems like your only option
Friend when our children need them
A hug that only a grandparent can give
A corny joke that as parent we can never get away with
An impromtu slumber party
Fiancial Aid on expensive presents
Summer Camp Leader
Did You Know?
3.9 million (6 percent) children in the United States live in a grandparent’s home
670,000 children across the United States live in their grandmother’s home with neither their grandfather nor their parents present
One-half of grandchildren living in a grandparent’s home are younger than 6
U.S. Congress passed legislation in 1978 that the first Sunday in September would be National Grandparents Day.
Fun Fact about National Grandparent Day
There is an official song for National Grandparents Day. The song is “A Song for Grandma and Grandpa,” by Johnny Prill
Good Activities for Grandparent’s Day
Make a beautiful card for your grandparents.
Color a picture for Grandma or Grand-dad
Pick Grandma a bouquet from your garden.
Ask Mom and Dad if flowers are in the budget from grandma
Take grandpa for a walk
Make your grandparents a special meal
Skype with Grandma and Grandpa
And, most importantly, always remember to tell them how much you love them!
United States Department of Commerce, Economic & Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, the Official Statistics, 1997, http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/cb98-ff.10.html
Grandparents Day Trivia http://seniorliving.about.com/od/grandparents/a/grand_trivia.htm