Grandparents are Special!!

If you are an Indian, I am sure you remember a T.V. commercial in which a grandfather convinces his stubborn grandchild to come inside the house and relish his favorite Jalebis OR the movie Baghban in which the grandparents teach their grand kids about the moral values and ethics even when they are considered as a burden by their own kids.

This clearly implies that Grandparents are a delightful blend of laughter, caring deeds, moral stories and love!! But being spent less time with my own grandparents and never seen my maternal grandparents, it is a sheer delight for me watching my son experience this form of eternal love. The shine and happiness in the eyes of our parents when they are with him is ineffable. And it always feels great for bringing the reason behind their smiles in this world. Also read a tribute to my own Grandmother HERE.

We as parents strive to give the best to our kids but the role of Grandparents in ours as well as our kids’ lives can’t be overlooked too. Just for instance:

  • When kids catch cold, doctor’s prescription may suffice but grandma’s warm glass of Haldi wala doodh [Turmeric Milk] does the real magic!!!
  • When Daddy is tired and exhausted after a stressful day at work and child demands to play along, grand dad’s back turned into a pretend ghoda [horse] does the wonders!!
  • When an ever anxious mommy spends whole night googling about the imaginary weird symptoms in her baby, the reassurance given by Grandma finally calms her!!
  • When the fussy eater baby refuses to eat all those fancy recipes, the simple Halwa by grandma sometimes intrigues the little stubborn culprit!!
  • When the child gets bored of all the fairy and Disney world tales, the real life history of our Gods by grandparents motivate and instill the faith of God in little ones!!
  • When we are too busy improving the English Vocabulary of our children, sometimes learning our native language from grandparents opens up a whole new world for the child as “A Different Language is a Different Vision of Life – Federico Fellini!!”
  • When the child’s school project and our office project have the same deadlines, Grandparents’ classic ideas come to the rescue!!
  • When we lose our calm in front of kids, grandparents make sure to tender, love and care our little bundles of joy and give us some time to compose ourselves!!
  • When we get tired of listening to our kid’s same story again and again or playing the same game time and again, the grandparents’ patience and listening skills surely make us feel awe of them!!

Do we need another reason to adore these angels?

On a lighter note, an American humorist Samuel Levenson once quoted that the reason Grandchildren & Grandparents get along so well is that they share the same enemy. Well it made me laugh but we all take turns to be on a particular side. So Let’s cherish this beautiful bond of our parents and our kids for now and let’s take a pledge to make it more exquisite with our own grandchildren!!

This post is a part of a Blog train initiated by Pooja Kawatra who blogs at Mums & Babies. Also have a look at the entire schedule of the blog train HERE.

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I would like to thank Meiling for introducing me. You can read her views on “Staying Connected with Grandparents” HERE.

Next up, introducing Sonam Jain from The Magic Platter , the mother of a toddler who plates stories. Her platters are creative, whimsical and attractive ensuring kids especially picky eaters to get hooked on to home made food without being fussy about anything. Check out her blog to read her views on the same.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. Sonam Jain says:

    So truly said.. grandparents do all of those small things as parents we sometimes get bored with.. it’s purely their love and patience towards kids

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  2. myteenytot says:

    That jalebi commercial was one my favourite . Awesome read amitoj.

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    1. Thank u so much dear…

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  3. grandparents are blessing i remember my nani making the delicacies when we would visit and asking someone to take us on a village tour every single time we visited so that we stay connected to roots…those days were simply golden and their love the purest

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  4. Totally love your post…halwa is the favrt and quick recipe for the kids. Very well written😀

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  5. I like what the American humorist said…😊😉 And the ad was one of my favorite ads from the older lots.. thanks for sharing this post….

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  6. alpanadeo says:

    I have experienced this special bond with my grandparents. So fortunate to get their company while growing up. They are the ocean of love and have so many things to give without anything in return but just Love from their grand kids..

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  7. How can anyone forget that Jalebi commercial and Grandparents are absolutely more patient than us parents.

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  8. Sejal Khanna says:

    Indeed. Grandparents add that extra doze of joy to a child’s life. We’re fortunate to have Rey blessed with both sets of loving grandparents.

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  9. Neha Sharma says:

    Superb post, loved reading each and every sentence.Grandparents are the biggest blessing and no one can ever take their place.

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  10. TheMomSagas says:

    Grandparents are truly a blessing and there is so much that kids learn from them and vice versa.

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  11. momtasticworld says:

    I have some of my best memories with my grandparents. They love us, bless us and teach us the good habits in a way that no one else can.

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  12. Very good insights. Love the point that grandparents and grandchildren have us as a common enemy. 😂

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  13. rohinijames says:

    I cannot imagine a world without grandparents and though I may have been too young to thank mine, they always know I’ve loved them with all my heart. I know get to a grandparents love via my kids and my parents and I am eternally grateful.

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  14. Aww simply loved the points, reminded me of my childhood days. I hope K gets to enjoy all of this too

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