Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Grandparents Day Is Super Swell!

Today was Grandparents day at school.  I wish it hadn't been.  Grandparents day tends to be a bit chaotic with lots of old people wandering the halls, yelling their grandchild's name and acting very confused. 

Of course, every child expects a Grandpa or Grandma to walk through the door, regardless of if they have a living Grandparent or if their Grandparents live in Guatemala. And of course, if their Grandparent does not show up, there is much weeping and flailing of arms.  You try and explain to a six year old that they have to eat lunch alone because Grandpa died five years ago while hunting with Dick Chaney.

It makes you feel very old when a couple of the Grandparents that show up are actually your aunt and uncle.

I'm not at all anti-grandpa or even anti-Grandparents day.  In fact, I think that Grandparents day should extend to later in life.  Everyone should have Grandma or Grandpa show up at their place of work once a year to take them to lunch.  Perhaps on "Grown Up Grandparent Day", when they come to our workplaces, we can teach them how to copy and paste on the computer?
One more thing: What is with old people and carrying cash?  Today I saw a 75 year old man pay for his $2.00 slice of pizza with a $100 bill.  


Lori said...

That makes me sad Abe. You're right, there are a lot of kids who don't have Grandparents anymore.

Was it Grandparents day for the whole school or just your grade? Are they just invited to come for lunch or what? We don't have that at our school.

Cheeseboy said...

Yea, for the entire school. They are invited to eat a piece of crappy pizza with their grandkid at lunch. I remember doing it every year at Uintah and some years both sets of my grandparents would come. I don't think Lincoln has it at his school though.

sacdaddy said...

I agree with Lori. It seems grandparents are becoming obsolete. Hardly anyone has them. Where'd they all go? Did we just stop producing them?

Lindsey V said...

Is that Barack Obama?

Cheeseboy said...

Yes Lindsey - Barack on his Grandparents day.