Old is New!

Eileen Hopkins (Gramma Jamma)
Grandma’s Point of View

I have made a discovery this week that has changed my focus on entertaining grandchildren. I know that many wise gurus recommend we need to get into their world and learn their language and games and I say – go for it. But, it came to me during the last visit from my “tween-ers” that I might have to take a course in “tween language” and “tween technology” first. So, to fill in the time between now and then, and still have fun, I decided to invite them into my world – or rather, my world as it used to be. I found some fantastic ideas on the website http://www.grandparents.com/gp/home/index.html. Remember those old card games like Rummy or Hearts but can’t remember the rules – this website has them!

I started out simple and resurrected an old Chinese Checkers game I had stashed away years ago. It proved fun for all – even my three year old grandson had some fun and caused some game delays while playing with the marbles. I am thinking the next event might be a sock hop – our music (yes, we have a record player!) and their music. Wonder if they would enjoy some old fashioned Sloppy Joes for dinner that night with ice cream sundaes for dessert? Rock on!

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