- He Just Came Out to Me, Now What?
- Giving the Gift of “No”
- I Blinked and Became One of Them!
- Lawd, Have Mercy, the Kids are Divorcing
- Are You Too Busy to Visit a Friend?
- What We Can Learn from those Aggravating Ants
- If You Don’t Have One, Go Out and Get One!
- Betrayal, Unforgiveness and You
- “You… Sooo SKINNY!”
- Racism: The Conversation that is No Longer Optional
- The Lost Art of Oral History
- Where Did All My Money Go?
- Getting Back Into the Dating Game
- Parenting Adult Children. Not.
- Asking for HELP
- The Legacy of the Recipe
- A Gift for Your Family
- The Benefits of Traveling with Your Grandchildren
- Finding the Right Travel Partner
“Pick Em’ Off … One At a Time!”
Those of us who are grandparents know that you had better not make a promise to one of your grandchildren unless you mean it.
I am blessed to have, Sascha Yasmeen Ellison, who I often say is my favorite granddaughter. However, she is also my ONLY granddaughter.
She has a platter full of responsibilities, including going to school to be a nurse, working on a part-time basis and taking care of Saniah, a rambunctious three-year-old. If anyone needed a break in the action, it was Sascha.
Sascha knows that I go to Ixtapan de la Sal which is a great spa outside of Mexico City. Last year she called me out, and I had to make good on my promise to take her. Off we went for one solid week to be pampered and taken care of by wonderful technicians.
Since I had her all to myself, there was a lot of coaching and counseling on my part.
I was able to get to know her as a young adult.
On the other hand, she was able to get to know her grandmother as someone other than “just a grandmother.” Sascha and I laughed, talked and bartered/shopped. We were able to see some first run movies, including “Ted.” She tried to stop me from seeing it because she felt it wasn’t “age appropriate” for a grandmother. Ha!
It doesn’t make any difference where you go, but start to pick off one grandchild at a time and just have a “Granny/Grandpa and Me Trip.” You will create wonderful lifelong memories.