It was a random Saturday, and my grandson was on the iPad… I just wanted to distract him in any way possible.
So I sort of just blurted it out and made sure he heard me: “When you look at me, what’s the first thought that comes to your mind?”
He looked up slowly. He’s a bit shy. And then, after several seconds, he said it:
“I don’t know, Grandma. I love you.”
He put his head back down in the screen without missing a stride.
But it left me without words. It wasn’t so much the response (which was beautiful!) as much as it hit me that we waste so much time, time we will never get back.
There’s this beautiful, precious boy in front of me who loves me dearly, but I just had not truly ever connected with him.
And did he even know me at all beyond the one who gives him chocolate when I shouldn’t? Or just the old woman that he sees here and there?
It made me question so many things.
It’s a problem all across families and relationships everywhere.
We don’t get to know each other enough.
We look at our screens too much (I’m guilty too).
So that’s why I spent the last 3 months creating a game called Generation Bridge.
It’s a deck of 100 cards, 50 geared toward grandchildren and 50 geared toward the grandparent.
You take turns asking each other questions from the deck: learn about each other, laugh together, and strengthen your relationship that will make memories today and stick with them forever.
Here are a few of them.
We go back and forth on these for hours, using the entire deck of 100 cards! It’s really a lot of fun and I’m so passionate about sharing them with other grandmas like you.
You probably think this is where I’m going to ask you to buy it. Unfortunately I don’t know the slightest thing about getting a game made!
I really just want to see what you think! If you want the entire set of 100 sent to you, just input your first name and email below.
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Here are just a couple of replies on social media when I shared it. 🙂