That’s What Grandparents Are For!

Burgers and mashed potatoes for lunch. Solving math problems on the back of an old envelope. Horse-back and combine rides.

Grandfather is standing waist high in lake and is throwing his grandson into the air.

When I think of growing up and going to my grandparents’ house, these are the things that come to mind. What memories do you have of time spent with your grandparents? If you have grandkids, what are your favorite activities to do with them? If I asked my parents, I’m sure they’d say time spent in Okoboji would be on the top of their list with my niece and nephews.

Over the next few weeks, we will share some throwback posts with great information on grand parenting! Following these, we will hear from Dr. Jeongeun (Jel) Lee on her current work in grandfamilies, or families where grandparents are the primary caregivers of their grandchildren.

Mackenzie DeJong

Mackenzie DeJong

Aunt of four unique kiddos. Passionate about figuring how small brains develop, process, and differ. Human Sciences Specialist, Family Life in western Iowa with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences and Design minor.

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2 thoughts on “That’s What Grandparents Are For!

  1. Oh my gosh! You mentioning solving math problems on the back of an old envelope brought back memories of one of my grandmas who used old envelopes for writing notes, making lists etc. Food is another big memory for me. Both of my grandmas were great cooks and I enjoy making some of the things they taught me to make. Grandparents are special people:-)

  2. I’m glad I could spark some happy memories for you, and love seeing the similarities! These days, I wouldn’t even think about jotting notes on an envelope – but why not, right? Thanks for sharing, Jody!!

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