Some kids absolutely love their grandparents & love spending time with them, while other kids don’t have much to do with their grandparents. Why is that? I think that a lot of times, it’s really about getting to know your grandparents. Sometimes the kid needs to make the effort to show interest.
One of the best ways to do that is ask your grandparents about their life as a kid. You’ll be amazed at what kind of stories they’ll tell you! Some will be happy, some sad, some about difficult times which makes you appreciate your own life. In most cases, you’ll learn about life back in the days they were young. This is a really fun way to learn about history & what life was like in those years, or even in another country.
It’s pretty easy to start a conversation like that . . . just ask something specific like what was school like when they were your age; what did they do for fun; what kinds of foods did they eat that might be different than what you’re use to; what did a typical day look like for them. You’ll probably make them smile and help them into a good mood! The more interest you show in them, the more interested they’ll be in you! It’s the same sort of thing you’d do with a regular friend. So just be their friend and you’ll find that the relationship you can have with your grandparents can be among the best you’ll ever have!
And remember, grandparents just want to give love and be loved in return.