I am Grandma to two little ones who live 20 minutes away and to two little ones who live 3 hours away. In order to stay close to them when physically we are apart, I have become Grandma in the Mailbox. Hmm, maybe I should have a tee shirt made with a capital G and a mailbox on it for my super heroine identity. Just kidding.
Remember when you were young and a letter would appear in the mail box with your name on it? Wasn’t that neat and exciting? It still is for children. My five year old grandson was helping get the mail this morning and looked at an envelope and yelled, “This has MY name on it.” He ran into the house to open it.
It was a notecard from me. I send to my grandchildren every few weeks a note card filled with fun – jokes or riddles or puzzles. Sometimes I mail special picture postcards that I have selected for them.
If you are looking for some riddles or games or fun to tuck into a letter to mail to your grandchild, you’ll find them here.
The children and I often get together for cousin play dates or Grandma Camp or Grandma School. We always have fun activities – crafts, scavenger hunts, dress-up days, cooking time. Some learning is also tucked in. (I was a teacher so I always have a lesson plan in my head.)
We are making memories. Some day they might say, “Remember when we used to … at Grandma’s house?”
I’ll share my ideas for making times with your grandchildren special for them and for you.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you return often.