This morning my husband got a phone call at 7.30am from our 2 year old granddaughter (via her dad). She had insisted that she wanted to speak to him when she was being dropped off at Nursery School. It made my husband’s day.
During lockdown we’ve spoken a lot about how much we grannies miss our little ones, but this morning’s call got me thinking about how hard it must be for some grandads too. Especially where the relationship with grandchildren is mostly mediated through the grandmother.
For Christmas my husband spent forever in the garage building a ‘play shack/mud kitchen’ for two of our youngest grandchildren (they’re cousins, but bubbled together and so can share big stuff). It was most definitely a labour of love. He speaks to the grandchildren regularly on FaceTime and once a month we have a ‘whole extended family’ Zoom meeting. The youngsters adore him and he them and he’s being very inventive in ways to engage with them through this time.
How are other grandads doing with keeping the relationships with grandchildren going.
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