Don’t Buy A Grandchild’s Love a special feature from Leslie Zinberg and Kay Ziplow, founders of Grandparentslink.comThis may be a frank talk, grandparents, but it’s an important one when it comes to being a grandparent! We all know how easy it is to spoil our little loved ones, but now and again we might go overboard with gift giving. Whether it is a situation where relatives are feeling embarrassed they can’t provide the way you might, or parents feeling undermined by your extravagant gifts, we want to help you stay in the right lane when it comes to gift giving. Because in reality, you shouldn’t have to buy your grandchild’s love!
What does “that holiday morning feeling” mean to you?Remember that feeling when you were very young- the anticipation and excitement of unwrapping a holiday present? Ok, so it may have been a long time ago (!) but watching a grandchild experience that same event brings back all those wonderful memories that we hold so dear to our hearts. And, prior to the actual holidays, a grandparent can only imagine all those thoughts of excitement running through a child’s head- just thinking about presents, and possibly listening closely in hopes of hearing footsteps on the roof!
While Thanksgiving quickly brings to mind thoughts of savory turkeys, sweet pies, and other beloved sides that have been associated with this holiday over the years, we believe Thanksgiving is really all about gratitude, plain and simple. Let’s take a mindful moment to stop and think about how truly grateful we all are for all that surrounds us.