|the grandparent effect|
I recently came across this article from The Grandparent Effect. It spoke to my question.
Okay, so that is the theory for why we lived longer than our chimpanzee friends, but what is our purpose in the family now? Are we meant to take cruises where we play shuffleboard or hang out in bingo parlors?
I agree with the author's thought that the importance of grandparents has ebbed and flowed over time. Maybe grandparents were less important in the mid twentieth century when most mothers stayed at home, but the importance of grandmothers may be on the upswing once again.
I do know that I would like to spend more time with my own grandchildren. That I would like to pass on things that I learned from my grandmothers.
Just look at all of the fun we are missing out on by not being together.
My hypothesis is that grandmothers are pretty darned important.
What are your thoughts?