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Grandparents, Grandchildren and Unconditional Love

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Fun in the snow with Grandma

Fun in the snow with Grandma

Four days visiting with our youngest grandson and his family were almost all about playing. Of course Grandma got to do a lot of baking with our daughter-in-law and a few other things while I got extra time with this young man who has more energy that can be imagined. There is no slow speed for him, just top speed until he drops in the early evening when it is time for bed.

Grand-parenting is a vital task. Grandparents are magical people due to their unconditional acceptance and their ability to maintain focus on a grandchild. Unlike a parent who must multi-task, a visiting grandparent has basically one task, being a grandparent.

Tomorrow we are off to watch our oldest grandchild play hockey and have an early Christmas celebration before driving the next day to visit the rest of our grandchildren. I will post when I can.


Written by Robert G. Longpré

December 20, 2012 at 11:44 am

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  1. Robert, I’ve not ascended to the position of Grandpa just yet, but my older son indicates that that may happen late 2013 or perhaps early 2014. I’m looking forward to it, looking forward to not having to multi-task, but allow total focus on the child and, at the same time, supporting my child by giving him a bit of a respite. 🙂

    When our children grew up, they had little interaction with grandparents because my parents had already died and hers were in Brazil. Now, both of our children’s parents are here and ready to serve!


    December 26, 2012 at 6:57 am

    • You will love being a “grandpa” when the time is ripe, my friend. Happy hunting with your camera and Happy New Year.


      December 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

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