Growing Old is Optional – Especially with Grandchildren

Sure, we can grow old if we like. But it does not sound like much fun, does it? Those of us with grandchildren know already– the purpose of grandchildren is to keep us young!!

Last week I was shooting basketball with my grandson. I am not very good at it, but I sure tried! And he laughed and laughed. He and his legally blind Poppy shoot basketball competitively, and they do have fun at that! Zach coaches his Poppy — “that one was a little bit to the left, Poppy” or “you missed that one Poppy!” At six years old, he is a great coach!

And it is much better for us seniors to be out there trying to play basketball than sitting in a chair doing nothing — whether we are good at basketball or not.

I learned a new lesson from our granddaughter today – we went to the grocery store. She carefully wrote out our grocery list and off we went. But we somehow arrived at the store without our list. Jessica said, “Don’t worry, JoanJoan, I remember them all!” And she did! We quickly bought groceries with the help of her young memory. Yippee! From now on, she is going to the store with me so I don’t forget anything, even when I forget the list!

We do need to take advantage of the joy and energy and talents of our grands, no doubt! And I firmly believe all our lives will be richer for the experience — and more fun too!


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South Carolina grandmother who loves to write, dance, and visit with friends and family.
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5 Responses to Growing Old is Optional – Especially with Grandchildren

  1. bevspaper says:

    Oh yes, those grandchildren keep us young and give us a reason to continue to grow (older physically) into the children we used to be.
    .-= bevspaper´s last blog ..What does the Ant Totem teach us? =-.

  2. Joan Adams says:

    Ohme, I think you and Whitey against Tate and Zach would be a better match! I rarely make a basket but I will practice just in case! lol

  3. Joan Adams says:

    Amen, Bev! to become as little children once again – with all the delights in life!

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  5. Correen says:

    How precious. I so look forward to grandchildren, although I know my children aren’t quite ready yet 😉 Loved the picture in the intro.
    .-= Correen´s last blog ..Refreshing Raspberry Shrub =-.

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