Do you make time for your grandparents?

@Nardz13 (5059)
New Zealand
May 3, 2007 4:18am CST
Do you make time for your grand parents? To listen to them telling stories of there time? Whats your definition of spending quality time with your grand parents? My children and I spend as much quality time as we can, to hear about family history and cultural knowledge, over all just to be with them, before there time is up... What about you? Thanks in advance to all who respond... :)
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@Alizam (31)
• Malaysia
4 May 07
luckily for those people who have their grandparents...i am did not have anymore...
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi Alizam, Yes we are lucky people to have our grand parents still here with us, sorry to hear you dont have yours anymore. But you still have the neat memories... Thanks for your comment
@Alizam (31)
• Malaysia
5 May 07
all of my brothers and sisters have spent their times with our grnadparents but, not with me coz since i born they were passed away
• Australia
3 May 07
Hello Nardz13 I liked to go to my grandmother's house, i don't have grandfather anymore. I like to listen her story about her past, sometimes she teach me how to cook and bake a cake. Spent more time with her make me more happy and know her, even though i'm 26 years old i still do that and like to go in her house and company her to go to supermarket or mall. She really care with me and my future, sometimes she told me the perfect guy for me too LOL. I love my grandmother. God bless you
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
3 May 07
Hi little Angel, Good for you taking the time to learn and listen, to your grand ma, she probably loves being able to share her past and stories with you, to go shopping and to the mall... Your an awsome grand daughter for her, thanks for your comment and God bless you too...
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• Australia
6 May 07
thank you for give me the best response. GBU
@jothis (519)
• India
4 May 07
I love my grandparents very much. As in your case they are the carriers of immense knowledge about our past. Now we are living in a world of speed. No one have time to spend for family. In this situation people forget to concen about their parents and grandparents. But we wont be like that. atleast we have to give some attention towards then to make them happy
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi jothis, exactly right, we are living in a world, where some find it hard to make time for family, especially our carriers of historic knowledge... Thank you for your reply... Fantastic
@anubiz (43)
• Philippines
4 May 07
Yeah before when my grandfather was still alive we usually go out fishing, going mountain climbing and hunting and while doin all this staff he used to tell me stories about his experiences in everything he does and its been years since he passed away and i really do missed him.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi anubiz, Sounds like you had some real great times with your grandfather, good for you. Thanks for your post. Fantastic!!!
@peni88 (469)
• United States
4 May 07
i had always made time for my grandparents. i loved going to their house. theyve been gone for years now and are missed very much.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi peni, Good for you peni. I will always miss my dads parents too... Thank you for your comment, Great!!!
• Philippines
4 May 07
if my gransparents are still alive, i would definitely still make time for them as they are fun to be with. too bad i dont have them now...
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi hikarushidou, I bet if your grandparents were still alive, you would definitely make time for them. Exactly right, they are fun to be with... Thanks for your comment... Fantastic
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
3 May 07
Yes... I spent so many quality times with my grand mother when she was still here ( Shes in abroad now with nmy aunt) I often listen to her never ending story... about her childhood etc... I walk with her outside and buy ice cream... (its her exercise) we pray and go to church together...And I never forget to give her my monster hug and kiss :)
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi lucky, really nice comment... Thank you
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@akcmulti (27)
• India
3 May 07
When my father was a kid my grandparents are passed away. So there is no option for me to spend any time with them.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
3 May 07
Hey akcumulti, I guess not, sorry to hear that, Thanks for your comment though... Cheers
@gegegelay (934)
• Philippines
3 May 07
Yeah sure. Sometimes even if it's really really annoying, I will just sit down and listen to my grandma's stories. She's not getting any younger anyway. It's also my way of showing my respect and love.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
3 May 07
Hi gegegelay, exactly right they're not getting any younger, good for you showing love and respect for them, some people dont even give there grands the time of day. Thanks for your comment... Awsome
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@cherriemae (3374)
• Philippines
6 May 07
unfortunately, all my grandparents on my dad and mom side was already past away..but before, we used to go to our parents house every weekend to spend time with them..we cook lots of foods, we have little party, dancing and singing together..we Filipinos are family oriented and we make sure that even in our grandparents, we have extra quality time because there already old and have only little time in this world..i miss them all and i know their happy were they are now..
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
6 May 07
Yes thats what I think, when its there time to go, I think they are happy where they are now, my grands on my dads side are both gone too... Thanks for your comment
• India
4 May 07
yes i am spending some time with my grand parents because they feel that they are alone in the world if your parents are job holders and all other uncle are out of station they are alone at home. that to all grand parents always loves much there grand son/daughters so we also should keep our response about them.we have take care about there health and we have to play with them for some time other then our regular duties
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi Krish, Your right in what you say. And good on you for taking precious time out for your grand parents... Awsome thanks for your comment...
@iszo07 (473)
• Malaysia
4 May 07
I should have. The problem is my grandparents’ house is just far away from my house. My family and I only visit them once a year. I will try my best to visit them more because suddenly I just miss the old days when I was a kid..:( Thank you for reminding me!
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi Iszo, It is great to try see them often, because life for them is way too short and they know and hold so much knowledge for us all to benefit from... Thanks for your comment... Great stuff
@badpenny (741)
• Seagoville, Texas
4 May 07
When they were alive, I took my son to see my parents and my grandparents often. Now he is all grown up, and they have all passed away. I wish I got to see my grandchildren more, but their mothers have moved on with their lives and have chosen to cut us out of their lives. It's sad, but common these days.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hey Badpenny. Sorry to hear about that penny. My mom kind of went through that with my older brothers wife, she cut her out of there lives, I will never know why, but i do know how hurt my mom felt... I hope you see your grand children sooner then you think... Thanks for your comment... Much apreciated
@azimsay (545)
• India
4 May 07
If we have grandperants we should think we are lucky,there is very suported to our life.Iam giving advice to all children to obay the order grandpeople.They are waiting for you.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi Azimsay, Awsome advice, good one for saying too. Lifes to short Thanks for your comment
@junior07 (973)
• India
4 May 07
ya i like my grand parents and often visit them,as i like stories which they told tome as there are lots of guidance hidden in the stories which help you in your life later.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hey Junior, Exactly true, there are lots of hidden guidance in there stories, and if you can get guidance from some, good for you. Thanks for your comments junior... Great stuff
• United States
4 May 07
Yes, when my grandparents were still alive I spent quite a bit of time with my fathers parents. I was born so late in their lives, that I lost my maternal grandparents by the time I was 11, and my paternal grandfather. My paternal grandmother used to live with us, and we used to do so many things together. She always had something to tell me about the way things were when she was younger, and I really enjoyed that. She passed away when I was 25 years old and I still miss her very much. We had a special bond, maybe because she was the last grandparent that I had.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi tdbrower, How nice, just reading your post and what you have here says: "She always had something to tell me about the way things were when she was younger, and I really enjoyed that". That right there is exactly how my grandmother and me are, she still lives and so does my grandfather... Thank you for your post... God Bless
@sunniek (286)
• China
4 May 07
it's a shame that i can't spend more time with my grand parents.i work far away from where they live,maybe i could just visit them two times a year.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi sunniek, Even two times a year, Im sure they will appreciate it. Atleast you would get to see them, and its definetly way better then not seeing them right? Thank your for your comment... Great stuff
@Whisp1976 (488)
• United States
4 May 07
I can't emphasise enough how important it is to spend time with your grandparents. After they are gone you can never spend time with them again and you'll regret all those missed opportunities, even if you visit them every week. In addition, the old have so much knowledge and life experience to share. They are an invaluable source of good advice. So much history is lost with them when they pass away.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi Whisp, Your post is not only true and real but valuable advice, for those of us, who are in two minds of thinking IF and WHEN they should go see there grandparents. Awsome this couldnt have been said any better, Thank you for your comment, much appreciated
• Philippines
3 May 07
Since Filipinos are "clannish" as they say, I grew up in a family where everyone gets together on weekends. Although we do not do that on a regular basis now that we've all grown up and are living busier lives, we still visit our grandpa every now and then. When we do we update him on what's been happening in our lives and he would always have his own story to tell. Most of it he would tell over and over to the boredome of the younger ones. But we just let him feel that his stories amaze us all the time. He is now turning 98 and I think he'll live longer because his strength is greater than his age.
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hi michele, I grew up with that kind of "closeness too" thats why I make it priority to see my grands. Good for you to have a grandpa at the age of 98, hes another special person and would have seen alot happen in his life time and Im glad your grandpa's strength is greater then his age... Thats Wonderful... Thanks for your comment
• Philippines
3 May 07
My grandparents at my mother side have passed away already. They are closer to us compared to our grandparents at my father side. THey took cared of us when we were young. My Grandma was the one who usually fetch us from school and the one who prepares our breakfast and all those stuff before going to school. I miss both of them. Yes, I like to spend time with them. Quality time for me means that what matters is how you spend it with them...not with how many hours only... But the activities that you do together. I remember we usually play "sungka" with my grandma. It's a local game in our country. And there are other activities that we do too. Sometimes, we walk around the park. She tells us stories about their lives. Sometimes, Grandpa would also share his life in the past most especially his experience during world war 2. :)
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
4 May 07
Hey gneiche, Wow your grandfather experienced (World War II), he would have so much happy and sad memories of his days, so fantastic. Your grandma sounds like my other grandma use to make breakfast for us when we were around her... Thank you for your comment, much apreciated...