Grandfather’s lesson to my son about patience

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Today I wanted to share a cute story about my grandfather and son. My grandfather’s lesson to my son about patience. My son is almost 10 and patience is one thing he doesn’t have a lot of. I recently watched him with my grandfather and thought, well maybe he is learning.-ha.  My grandfather likes to head to his workshop in the morning and make wooden gifts. He is working on wheelbarrows.  He isn’t suppose to be in his shop unless someone is home because if he falls or has a low sugar attack, he doesn’t remember to press his lifeline button. The button does have a fall detect but we have told him he can’t be down there unless someone is home. He somewhat follows the rule but occasionally deviates ;).

Grandfather's Lesson in Patience to my son { grandfather and great grandson}

My son (his great grandson), likes to watch him while he works. I shared this moment on facebook last week and I was amazed at how many people related to it. The moment brought me back to when I was a kid and use to watch him milk the cows in the barn.

I feel very fortunate that my son gets to learn great lessons from both his grandparents and great grandparents. My grandfather was teaching him how to use and hold a knife correctly but more importantly, sharing the importance of patience. I was a cute moment.

Grandfather's Lesson in Patience to my son {grandfather and great grandson

Once they were done in the workshop, my son decided to walk my grandfather back up to the front of the house in case he “tipped over.” Yep, that’s what my son says when my grandfather falls. My grandfather told him, “you better get out of the way quick if I start to go….I will crush you like a bug.” -ha

Grandfather's Lesson in Patience to my son {grandfather and great grandson

My grandfather loves those jeans. My gram gets so aggravated that he roles them up.

Grandfather's Lesson in Patience to my son {grandfather and great grandson

A great lesson for sure in taking care of your elders.

Grandfather's Lesson in Patience to my son {grandfather and great grandson

If you have a family pinterest board, I made up this graphic to share.

Grandfather's lesson to my son about patience - multigenerational living - what every kid needs

I can’t help but wonder what our society would be like if more kids had the opportunity to learn a bit from their elders, kind of like life was “way back then.” Multigenerational living isn’t for everyone, we certainly have our “trying” moments but I wouldn’t trade moments like this for anything. Be sure to check out my grandfather’s lesson to my son in banking too. It’s a cute one.

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  1. Connie Mitchell says:

    Thanks for sharing! Four generations, what a blessing!

  2. I love reading your blog since we are in a similar situation but the numerour invasive ads that are difficult to close (I use my tablet and the screen is small) take so much away from the enjoyment.

  3. This is a beautiful story…one we can all learn from. 🙂

  4. Juanita in OH says:

    My husband is a joy to our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I think it is because he acts like a child, lol. We don’t live with any of them but we have an amazing time when we get together. He LOVES to amaze them with those “back in the day” stories. He told them that he and I {we lived around the corner from each other as children} were the first to have a television in our neighborhood back in the early 50’s. When they understood there was no remote control they wanted to know how it could have possibly worked? Your lessons are priceless, so keep them coming because I LOVE them. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. TFS.

  5. This is so sweet. Always c

    Always cherish those precious moments. It’s so wonderful that your dad is much better. Can I come and spend a day with your father teaching me patience? :/))

    1. Thank you 🙂 Yep, my grandfather is doing better….knock on wood. Hopefully it stay that way!

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