Grandma’s talents are in demand and I just might have to fight to be at the front of the line for her child care services.
Last year, a longtime friend convinced Mom to join the Foster Grandparent program at our neighborhood elementary school. Three days a week she goes into a kindergarten class and lends a hand to teacher, doing whatever needs to be done, cutting out projects for the kids, tying shoes or even holding the occasional homesick youngster. She had so much fun and became such an integral part of the classroom that the school asked her back again this year. And now even on her off days she goes in at the end of the day to help the teacher make sure “her” kids get picked up by the right person or get on the correct bus.