Reaching out to help Parents & Grandparents
Aaahhhhh, it’s so nice to have it done!
From the time we had kids, Stan and I would corral the kids to help family members with yard work, minor repairs or whatever the needs were, from the time our family was young.
Now, we still do all we can to get everyone to help out once a year or so.
This time, our family, my sister Jody and her son and Aunt Peg travel by caravan for about 2 1/2 hours to help mom and dad to get things done in the yard that needed attending to.
It’s work, effort, time and use of resources, that’s true; however, doing these projects as a family is more fun than alone.Even the little ones get involved. I had them drag small branches to the pile for burning at a later time. It’s never too early to teach them to help and work at appropriate levels.
Maybe you/your family will take the opportunity to find out who might need a bit of help. Gather them up, plan a potluck and make wonderful memories while accomplishing some good!Working together to help others, strengthens bonds, create memories, teaches many values and helps to instill a strong work ethic. Don’t forget to have a day of FUN too!
Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013
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