Evidence, Alice and Helen.
Alice, age 11: Every time I go home, I learn something new
What's great about grandmothers is that they know a lot, they know full stories. Whenever I go home, I learn something new. Often, too, it takes me to see exhibitions. She explains tables; she talks about the painter's life. I'm interested because I'm curious by nature, but because it was my grandmother explained to me. Maybe I not take it the same way if it was someone else. It helps me work too. She is interested in what I do in school, and if I have problems in class, I'll talk to her. This is it, after which the mother said. I prefer like that, I do not know why, it's natural.”
Helen, 70 years: I want to be a 'plus' in her life
It may sound silly, but I think it's fantastic that our relationship is that I love her and she loves me. This is the first thing she brings: the emotional well-being. It has no price, it is never enough love. This is a special love. Those who do not have friends do not know the immense joy of friendship. And it must be a grandmother to understand this disease which is created with her granddaughter. It made me discover this other type of feeling that has been added to all those I have known far and that has nothing to do. Like any great relationship, this one is stimulating: I want to be a plus in her life, giving her everything I can. Take it to the museum, giving her a taste of the reading or kitchen, no matter: the point is to share things with her.”
Evidence, William and Daniel
William, 56: It is a relationship that awakens all that is young in me
Daniel made me rediscover my past. Not my past parent, no, it has nothing to do. On the one hand I've only had girls, and secondly, and more importantly, because there is no relationship of authority between us. With Daniel, these are meetings that are in the pleasant moments in a strong complicity is always to create and develop. For this, I have put at his level, find the same recklessness that he, the same spontaneity, the same humor vis-à-vis the world, the same simplicity in the look. Before, I tended to imagine that becoming a grandfather was older. This is just the opposite. It is a relationship that awakens all that is young in me and, at the same time am back far into the past. Through Daniel, I found myself a little child.
Daniel, age 4: Sometimes you bump the shovels! We had a good laugh! '
I like being with Grandpa William because we do work in the garden. It teaches me to make holes in the grass with the shovel and rake. He showed me how it's done: it takes a lot to push with the shovel to do the holes. It is better when there are two. They make bigger holes and bigger pile of dirt too. And sometimes you bump the shovels! We had a good laugh! Afterwards, when we made the holes grandpa William teaches me to ask the pump, I mean! Grandpa William told me that this is the pump that will irrigate the garden. The water rises in the pump and it goes up the grass. Grandpa William also told me how I can pick radishes and salads. Like that, then when I get home, in my house, I can show Dad how I can do gardening.
All of these examples inspire us to self-improvement and changes. Grandchildren and their grandparents will find their unique relationship and be happy together every day!