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Grandparents night?

I feel bad for my son, they are having grandparents night at his school next week and my Mom can't come. She just got back from a trip and cannot get another day off (we are 100 miles away) to come. I don't have anyone else that can stand in as a grandparent. He asked my grandfather (who is 91) and he can't come (200 miles away)

How does everyone else handle those kind of events when there is no family around?

 
Bubbie0809

Asked by Bubbie0809 at 3:19 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (5)
  • I really think there should not be a grandparents day or dad's day just for this reason...my son has no grandparents what so ever and all the kids in his class do when this day comes I think i will just keep him home because I never want him to feel sad for something he does not have
    wheresthewayout

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 9:59 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I know how you feel. Both my mother and mil have passed. We never knew our fathers. So my kids don't have any grandparents left. I just go to some of the events for each child. We can only do so much.
    arenad

    Answer by arenad at 3:22 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I have no reliable GP either I usaually go
    raisingmen

    Answer by raisingmen at 3:23 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Is there anyone else around grandparent age locally that your kids are close too? A coworker of mine has grandkids across the country and she doesn't see them often, but she spends a lot of time with another coworkers kids because their family is across the country too. She has attended many "grandparent" things with them.
    aeneva

    Answer by aeneva at 3:28 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • I am so sorry. My parents have nothing to do with my son, their choice. But my in-laws are very involved with our son.
    Mom2Just1

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 3:40 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

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