Monday, October 29, 2012


Dear Mum and Dad

I wonder what you will think of the latest idea to celebrate 'something' which perhaps has been done with the hope people will also spend money on gifts or the like or just to truly bring families closer together in this age of rip, tear, rush.

I know it is celebrated in New South Wales but not sure about our other states and yesterday was the inaugural day in Western Australia with events held in different areas of the state to celebrate the day.

Now I know you are wondering what on earth I am talking about so I will explain.  There is now to be an annual Grandparents Day!!  I wonder what you both would think of that idea. I somehow don't think it will take off but I guess only time will tell.

Perhaps it is a ploy to help the economy...who knows?  I think it is quite a delightful idea as in this day and age people are so busy that sometimes grandparents do get overlooked.

Just thought I'd run the idea by you as I am still toying with the idea myself.

An American friend told me they celebrate Mother-in-Law's Day.  Now there IS a thought.  I hope that helps bring families closer who perhaps have m-in-law problems.

Bye for now


  1. I believe the push to celebrate Grandparents' Day is recognition that in these days when often both parents are working the grandparents' are required to do so much more. Which I think is wrong. It is lovely for grandparents to be involved in the lives of their grandchildren, but there have to be better ways than as unpaid childminders.

  2. I think EC you may have hit the nail on the head. One so often hears of grandparents doing so much in the way of minding grandchildren. I think there could be better recognition than just celebrating Grandparents' Day.