Grandma’s Report Card

Grandma’s Report Card

From Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul

Grandma’s Report Card

Every generation passes on a lasting memory that sticks with pride and admiration. What will your legacy be?

Grandma’s Report Card

Grandma’s been reading to me for
as long as I can remember. I have
always loved sitting on her lap as
she reads stories to me. And some-times
she stops and tells me one of her own stories. I like that a lot.
Grandma is excellent at recounting
family history and can be counted
on for fascinating and embarrassing stories about Mom and Dad.
Writing Skills
Grandma writes me letters and notes.
She always says she loves me in them.
I get cards from her on my birthday and
on holidays. And she encourages me to
write, too. She pressures me to write my
thank-you notes and, even if I hate to
write ’em, I’ve learned how important that can be.
Math Skills
Grandma knows when things “just don’t
add up” and is not afraid to tell me. She
also knows how to save and is still able
to contribute to my education.
Social Studies
Grandma understands that “what goes
around, comes around.” She does
many acts of kindness, every day, for
relatives and friends, for neighbors and
even for strangers. She contributes to
charity because she knows it’s the right
thing to do. She involves all us grand-kids
in doing these acts of kindness
because she knows we’ve got to learn
this, too.
Grandma plays well with others. She
exercises, walks, rides her bike, goes
on hikes, takes a kick-boxing
class, pushes loaded shopping carts through
miles of aisles. She owns a rocking
chair, but is too darn busy to use it.
Even though she complains sometimes
about aches and pains, she’s out there,
moving and doing, every day.
Home Economics
Grandma really knows how to cook! She knows my favorite foods and has them
ready when she knows I’m coming to
She shows up. She’s there for every
event that’s important to me. I know
that she’ll be there on the sidelines
cheering for me. She listens to me
really well.
Personal Qualities
Grandma is just FUN! She seems to
be always ready to play, just a little bit.
When everyone else seems so serious,
she’ll give me a look with a twinkle in
her eye and I know that we’re on the
same wavelength. She can be very
serious, but she doesn’t take herself
seriously. She’s my “bud.”
General Comments
Grandma passes with flying colors. I’m looking
forward to being with her for a very, very long

Meladee McCarty

“Every time I get an A my grandma puts it on her Web site.”

Reprinted by permission of Donna Barstow.

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