SPECIAL FROM Kids and Play Remember those hours of jumping rope, shooting marbles, and one-footing it through a hopscotch grid? Today’s kids...
Two of my grandparents passed away before I was born, another when I was just a few years old and my one grandma, who lived until just a few years ago, was always thousands of miles away on the other side of the world. So it wasn't until recent years that I discovered the joy of having a grandparent -- or rather, being one.
Maybe you've agreed to watch them during a coming school break, or maybe you're simply in the mood for extra-special quality time together. Either way, you find yourself thinking about taking a vacation with your grandkids -- without their parents (you know, your own kids?) -- and suddenly your next thought is, Can I handle that?
When my first child was a baby, people asked me if he was adopted. He was a blonde, fair-skinned child with light eyes who happened to have a dark haired, olive skinned, brown-eyed mom. Times were far less politically correct than they are now, so I patiently responded that he was my biological child who looked like his father.