How special are great grandparents?
Dhara has a great grandmother (Greg’s grandma), Granny Lanny, in Texas — who Dhara will meet for the first time next month! And she also has a great grandpa and grandma (my grandparent’s) here in Maryland (photos below). My grandparents come over almost every Monday evening to spend quality time with their great granddaughter. It’s just so sweet to see them all spend time together — the older generation getting to know this little one, and this little one getting to be part of a rich Indian heritage as they talk to her in their native language, Malayalam.
They also share tidbits with Greg and I of what they believe about baby raising from their native motherland — some of which I believe are old wives-tales, but I love hearing them anyway. For example, “kissing a baby’s cheeks will only make their cheeks get bigger.” So not true. I kiss my baby’s cheeks all day long, and her cheeks look the same to me. : )