Grandma does way too much at Thanksgiving. How can she enjoy the kids more?

Grandma does way too much at Thanksgiving. How can she enjoy the kids more?

If your family is like mine, there are wonderful Thanksgiving traditions that go back several generations. The kids table, the secret stuffing recipe, etc. However, one of my least favorite “traditions” is Grandma doing too much work and getting tired but still insisting she’s fine. Instead of Grandma getting tuckered out, why not round up a few of the grandkids (or great grandkids) and sit down and do something together. 

  1. Create a gratitude tree: Make a tree of string on a wall and the leaves are notes of what everyone is thankful for. After all, it is Thanksgiving!
  2. Fashion/Costume Show: We have a trunk full of old costumes and dress-up play clothes. The kids take it to the other room while Grammie relaxes and then the kids put on a fun fashion & costume show. It’s great watching the kids model as Grammie takes picture after picture.
  3. Concerto In the Living Room: Another great way to get Grandma to relax is to have the grandkids give her a little concert on whatever instruments they’re learning. Over the years we have heard tiny maestros on the piano, trumpet, violin, guitar, and many other instruments. Grammie loves it and she gets a good hour off her feet.

Thanksgiving can be such a great day when everyone can relax and enjoy it. For more information on how “all-inclusive” Senior Living is a great way to enjoy the holidays, give me a call today!

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