Should I be happy my grandparents move to Florida?
Oh dear. I’ve got some very bad news for you. Yes, your grandparents are moving to Florida and you’re going to miss them. But I know what you’re thinking. Sorry to burst your bubble. When your grandparents move to Florida, they don’t get free entrance into Disneyland.
They don’t get free entrance to any of those awesome places you want to visit – Sea World with those dolphins to pet and the Orcas; Christmas Village. No – none of them are free for them.
What’s good about grandparents moving to Florida?
Well, you’ll probably get to go to at least one these places when you go visit your grandparents. Depending on where your grandparents move to in Florida, your parents will have the advantage of being able to stay with them so there is more money to spend on going places. And instead of getting sick of eating at chain restaurants, you’ll have a chance to have some of Grandma’s home cooking. Remember that pot roast of hers?
There’s also probably a pool where they live. If not connected with their home, they may live in a community that has a pool for everyone living there to use.
Changes that you’ll have to face when your grandparents move to Florida
Now that grandparents are moving to Florida, there will be far fewer visits that you’ve been used to having with them. Check out if they have a computer and if it’s one that they can do SKYPE calls on. If they haven’t done those before, it would be great if you could teach them how to do that before they move. That way you’d have a way to chat with them off and on like you do now. Being able to see you on SKYPE may also stop those awful comments like – “I can’t believe how much you’ve grown.”
Also, there may be games you used to play with your grandparents. I bet if you looked, you can find many of them online so that you can continue playing them with one another.
When grandparents move to Florida, it’s going to affect your parents, probably more than you.
You may find that your mom or dad, depending on whose parents just moved, may have days where they seem very worried and tense when your grandparents are no longer around. A good part of this is because they worry about how their parents are doing. It was easier for them to check and help when needed when they were close by. Now, that kind of checking is a thing of the past.
Ask them when that happens “How are Grandma/Grandpa doing?” And also, don’t be afraid to ask them if they are worried about your grandparents. They may have avoided telling you their worries, but when you come out and ask, you’ll find they are actually relieved to know you care.
Now Nana has a question for you.
Are your grandparents living near you? Do you see them frequently? Have they moved away? Have you been to visit them? What kind of problems do you have with your grandparents? Give me your answers in the comment box below.
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