Grandparents and grandchildren
Grandparents have lived through many things, sometimes very hard things. Often, their lives have been very difficult.
They worked tirelessly to raise their families. They have educated their kids and done a lot more.
And now, when they could live in peace and do what they like, like hiking, go to recreation centers or lying on the couch with a blanket to watch TV, they cannot do it because they have to raise their grandchildren.
That is the last thing they needed. But I believe they like doing it because when they were young they could not spend enough time with their children and can now they can be with their grandchildren. Hence the phrase that often “grandparents can be as much a child as their grandchildren.”
Grandparents and grandchildren share many things.
Grandparents do all those things parents can’t do because they are working to support their family. They take the kids to school, pick them up with snacks, prepare dinner and indulge them all that parents won’t let them do, but “this is what grandparents are for, isn’t it?”.
They also transmit many experiences and values.
Sometimes we rely more on the grandparents, because we spend more hours with them, than with our parents.
I just have to say that for me, my grandmother, is like a second mother.