September 8th is National Grandparent’s Day. Happy Grandparent’s Day to all the grandparents, have and wonderful day and give your grandchildren a big hug! If that’s not possible call them over the phone and give them phone hugs or hopefully they’ll call you. Here’s a nice story.
Grandma May shared a wonderful moment with her granddaughter April, a toddler who recently became three years old. One morning just before 7:30 am, April called grandma’s cell phone. Grandma recognized her son’s phone via Caller ID, answered it and heard the voice of her granddaughter April, who asked “where are you?” Grandma replied “at work” and April replied “bye!” which ended the call. What a short and sweet call to get from your grandchild!
It’s so joyful to know that your toddler grandchild misses you and goes out of her way to phone you. April abruptly ended her call because she knows grandma cannot talk to her while working, a lesson and rule taught to her from grandma and her parents. It’s pleasing to hear how toddlers learn to obey their parents, an important rule that will help them through early childhood development.
At two to three years of age, toddlers begin to learn at genius speeds. This is their “Planting Twos” years, and all they need is the sharing, teaching and loving discipline of their parents and loved ones.
May and her parents Mark and Olivia, nice, “pat on the back” and way to go!
By Carl Okuyama