Sep 08

Show Your Grandparents a Good Time in KC

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 12, and it’s a great day to show your grandparents a good time in Kansas City.  Here are just a few ways you can let your grandparents know just how much you care about them.

Many people take their grandparents out to eat.  There are many great restaurants in Kansas City, especially in the downtown area.  The Crown Center has a variety of places to eat in and around it, plus you can take your grandparents shopping afterwards.

The Kansas City Zoo is offering a special for grandparents on Sunday.  They will receive free admission all day.  Admission for children between 3 and 11 is $8.50, while admission for those age 12 and above is $11.50.  It’s a fairly inexpensive activity, and it gets everyone up and outdoors for the day.

Have your grandparents over to your house for lunch.  How many times do you go to their house for lunch or dinner?  If you visit often and they do the cooking, think about reciprocating.  Have a cookout or prepare a meal you know they enjoy.  Pamper them for the day—don’t let them help with the cooking or the clean up.  After you eat, simply sit and visit with them.  Often, all our grandparents want is to spend some time with us.  Be sure to include your children (their grandchildren) in this, and insist that they turn off the cell phones and video games for the afternoon. 

But what if your grandparents live in KC and you don’t?  While an in-person visit may be too expensive, a phone call or webcam visit costs nothing.  If you call, be sure to use a phone that has speaker phone on it so everyone can hear and participate in the conversation.  If your grandparents are technologically savvy or have someone who can help them set up a webcam, you can even see each other while you visit.  It’s not quite the same as being there in person, but it’s the next best thing.

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