Things I Learned About Holidays with Grandkids

Having our son and his family visit from halfway across the country made this past Christmas extra special. I need to see our grandchildren more often, though… it seems I’ve forgotten a lot about living with preschoolers. Here for your enlightenment / review are some things I learned–or re-learned–during their visit.

Having a booster seat for the little man is great, but it needs to actually be at the airport when the kids arrive. Fortunately, we thought of this and Brent drove up to meet them, hand over the booster, and ferry their luggage to our house.

The playground is your friend.

Ceramic soap dispensers in the children’s bathroom: no. Go with the plastic bottle.

Sleep is golden, especially when the children are experiencing it.

Sometimes the littlest visitor can be the boldest feeder of goats.

Mommy knows best. Follow her lead.

Tearing the paper off gifts is 90% of the fun.

If a 2- or 4-year-old asks for a particular food, that’s no guarantee he will eat it. As near as I can figure, the likelihood of the food being eaten is inversely proportional to the amount of trouble involved in preparing it.

Model trains are fun for children of all ages.

I hope your Christmas was as fun and wonderful as ours was!
Thanks for reading,

About Jan C. Johnson

Welcome! If you like food, reading, laughing over life's little disasters, and maybe thinking about the bigger things of life, you have come to the right place. Besides blogging, I write humorous fiction, though real life tends to leave fictional humor in the shade. But I'm not a total goofball. No, really. I'm also working on a biography project. I live in North Texas with my husband, Brent. We enjoy bicycling, Mexican food, and traveling to visit our kids and grandkids.
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1 Response to Things I Learned About Holidays with Grandkids

  1. Great post! I want to go to your house. Playgrounds and goats and model trains…YAY!!!

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