The beauty of grandchildren is that they are such wonderful blend of us and our own children. Our son gave us one grandson. The little chap is independent, loving, and mature beyond his age of 11 years. Our late daughter gave us three children, ages 15, 14, and 10. We get the great privilege of having all of our grandchildren for the summer. They are bright, funny, and loving young people.
I believe children, today, have many challenges that we, boomers, did not have. More children today live without one or both parents. Children today have distractions that take them away from the learning processes in the schools. So teachers tend to be more challenged by children who are distracted by life, video games, television, cell phones, and non-supportive environments. My hope is that adults realize how precious children are and find ways to empathize with children who are not in ideal situations. I’m lucky that all my grandchildren are in loving and supportive environments.
Now, this will be a short entry, because I’m preparing for a bake-off with our 10 year old granddaughter. Tomorrow is the big day, and it is my hope that I have some pictures and I should have some pictures of our creations. The brothers, grandpa, and good friends will be the judges.
Stay tuned, and thanks for reading.