The Shocking Truth About Grandparents Day Straight From the Kids

Grandpa and granddaughterOpa and his girlGrandparents Day ranks up there as one of the most underrated holidays. The fact that it lands on September 11 this year, of all years, means all those awesome grannies and grandpas are really getting left in the dark. And folks, it just gets worse for the people who gave us life.

We want to talk about these incredible legacies that they're leaving to our kiddos. We want our kids to take the day to sit down and ask about when Gran was a little girl back in the dark ages and mine Grandpa for golden gems to live by. Sorry world, but our kids just don't care. Here's what your kids REALLY want to know about their grandparents, courtesy of a (my) 6-year-old interviewing her Oma and Opa.


A little background -- she was told to come up with 10 questions. They are all her own questions, no guidance. She asked both her grandparents, although when she wrote down her answers, she didn't make it clear who was saying what (sorry, she's 6!). The only thing adjusted by adult hands was her spelling (ahem, she's 6!):

What do you like about me?

You're a nice little girl.

What's your favorite color?


What do you like to eat?


Do you like animals?


What's your favorite vegetable?


What do you like to drink?


What do you like to do for fun?

Play with you!

What's your favorite car?

Clown truck

Do you like to work?


What do you like to watch on TV?

Phineas & Ferb

So there you have it. Not a single probing question about the dark ages to be found. But I now know my parents actually like broccoli -- they weren't just forcefeeding it to me for fun.

Is this what you expected your kids really want to know about their grandparents? Will you try this out with your kids to celebrate Grandparents Day?


Image by Jeanne Sager

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