Instructions On Being A Fun Grandma

I worry about that word “fun” A LOT, am I doing it right? lol 😉

Why do I worry about this?? Well, my grandchild gets bored very easy! I mean VERY easy. :/ He’s inquisitive, too intelligent for us grandparents, (I guess that’s how they come these days), and he takes pride in letting us know that he’s in charge. LOL! So, keeping our little guy occupied is quite challenging.

The toys we have here at Grandma’s house are yesterday’s news, that is most of the time. He’d much rather play with a box, an old magazine, a tag on a piece of clothing, or Grandma’s already folded laundry. I guess we need to update and get some new toys. 😉 LOL

He giggles to himself as he takes my folded laundry and tosses it back into the basket, piece by piece. I just mumble to myself, “You little s***.” And you know what he does with that comment? He laughs, and not quietly! He hasn’t mastered that comment, (or I should say word) yet, but it won’t be long. 😉

Instructions on being a fun grandma? I do have a few…

There really isn’t those specific instructions in a book per se, at least I haven’t found them yet. lol However below I’ve included a few tips. Perhaps you other Grandmothers out there share the same with your grandchildren. And IF you have additional tips, PLEASE send them my way!! 🙂

* Dance around and act silly – I do a lot of this lately. This would be something that my grandchild would watch on video and snicker at when he gets older. Did I say “snicker?” Hmm, I meant ROTFLMAO!!

* Play the pick up game – This is where he tests me. He plays the pick up game mostly while in his high chair eating a snack or lunch. See, I have to bribe him with a ton of toys on the tray just so he don’t freak out when I put him in the chair. So, what does he do with these toys Grandma bribes him with? You guessed it, he drops those yesterday’s news toys on the floor and fusses (just a little, not loud fussing) to see if I’ll pick them up. Of course Grandma hesitantly picks the toys up after specifically telling him “I’m NOT picking those up!” As long as I play the pick up game with him, he’s having fun, and of course I’m being a fun grandma, maybe not a smart one, however a fun one. LOL

* Play Peek-a-boo – All babies love peek-a-boo! I have lots of fun with this one, as I get him giggling loud. I use cloth diapers that I place over my head and face. And he just loves it. 🙂 These are the same diapers I used for spit up rags.

* Sing Christmas songs – Who would have thunk it? Singing Christmas songs is being a “fun” grandma. Especially Jingle Bells. You know the lyrics…”Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, or the fields we go, laughing all the way.” (And I HAVE to LOL hard after that last line) This gets him smiling and laughing. When I start out with that first line;” Dashing through the snow,” he knows what’s coming and he grins real big. Again, FUN Grandma! lol

* Getting down on the floor – All kids love it when you get on the floor with them. And guess what?? Dada has taught my grandchild to hit and to pull hair. So, being the fun Grandmother that I am gets down on the floor and lets him hit me and pull my hair. What us Grandmothers won’t do for our grandchildren?! * snicker..snicker *

These 5 activities I guess is being a “fun” Grandmother, at least it’s working so far. But you know what? All kidding aside…I can’t wait until my little guy can say, “You are the best grandma ever!” 🙂

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