September 11 is Remembrance Day for all the fallen victims of the 9/11 attacks, and this year it is the first NFL Sunday of the 2022 regular season. But, did you know today is also Grandparents Day?
Grandparents are great people, always making themselves available and ready to take care of their grandchildren. Their advice for childcare is spot on, no degree required. They have some of the best stories and the voice to go with it to all children of all ages.
I remember reading a study that said grandparents who take care of their grandchildren or visit them from time to time tend to live longer and have healthier lives. They are usually happier as well.
If you have living grandparents, even great grandparents, today is the day to spend time with them, or give a simple call letting them know you’re thinking about them. Any kind gesture will do as some restaurants and retailers are offering discounts to grandparents on this day.
As I close out I would like to wish all the grandparents, first time grandparents, and great grandparents a Happy Grandparents Day. I want to extend these wishes to the great aunts and uncles who may not have had children of their own, but took care of their sibling’s children and grandchildren as if they gave birth to them always willing to step in when called upon. To the older generation who professionally took care of children all day (teachers, day care teachers, etc.), these wishes go out to you too!
I love you all. Have a great day.