Love of grandchildren is more than the love of your own, yet when they are around Grandma has certain fears, so she must remain firm -with love.
The sweetest sound of the sweetest words are ‘Grandma we are coming’ sometimes its the ’sweet sms’ on the mobile’ , and much as Grandma is happy she is a bit worried too, her silent prayers are doubled.
Grandma’s role as a mother being long over, has turned into the role of the grandmother baby sitter’ and above all a Kindergarten Teacher , the last one she simply loves to play
Grandma must hide things which are made of glass-ashtrays, vases,cups-no more can these be within the height range of two feet. Tucked away is the pen and pencil tray and container mug, the small eraser sharpener and clip box, lest the little ones take hold and something goes straight into the mouth , nose or even ears.Oh Dear No!
Sweets and lollipops
Sweets and lollipops to share must be handy.’Mom, no sweets, they create hyper activity’ the daughter reminded as she slipped quietly out of sight and out of the house to complete her -impossible -with-kids’ -shopping.Kids are fine and well mannered by natural instinct.Its only when their mother is in sight , they start the ‘huunnn mmmm nnnooo” sounds, and the lying on the ground tactics.They are trained in such manouvers in getting what they want. Grandma wonders, from where do they learn all that?
For Girls MakeUp Cosmetics are a favourite
Girls like to check the lipsticks(if any)talcum powder for rubbing on the hands, clips and combs’and little bags and purses.
Boys want Car Toys
Toy cars are boys favourites and they will spend hours making ‘vvrrooooomm zooommm’ sounds and racing them on carpets, floors , walls rims, dining table edges and everywhere else.
Girls like to dance a little and listen to stories, boys hate dancing , war games are more interesting, and hunting and shooting is best.
With ages between four to seven Spiderman is special and if the TV is on then its Dora and Deigo for all.
What happened to Cloth Dolls
For the artists and within the textile industry, cloth dolls offers the best canvas for experimenting and exploring different ideas and tweaks to enhance the quality of the design work.http://clothdolls.org/
Long ago children played with dolls made of cloth.In fact children could make their own dolls.There has been a great revolution in the Dolls Industry.
Grandma, lets color and paint’
Artwork is popular
Over the years Grandma has to keep a collection of crayons color pencils and paintboxes, along with small aprons, and sketchbooks.Skills are changing due to the environmental and material context.
Chips in packets! No lengthy food preparation activity for Grandma.So much readymade stuff is available and it all is taken well.Wonderful isn’t it? oH Dear No- where lies the freshness of vegetables, crunchy carrots, green cabbage, and cool cucumbers.They must be somewhere?
Grandma loves the kids and see all of them want the comfort of the lap and lets not forget, they know all about the Laptop too.
Easy to be a Grandma
Grandma’ nano’ lets sing some poems’ will you play ‘ring a ring of roses’ with us? Grandma is happy , ’singing and counting and playing , like her own childhood days.In no time Moms are back and with all the cries and shouts …OH Dear, its Break Time’ Break Time’
Wheeeeeeeeee …….All kids are loving, they listen, behave well, and are extremely talented and skillful.
They just need attention and care and the feeling of security-Someone is There for Them’
Published in: Family