OK, I have another confession—I sometimes spoil my grandchildren.
One way I do this is by creating special traditions, and one of my traditions is gummis…
The first thing my grandkids ask after they say “hi” and give me a hug is “Can I please have gummis?” (Sometimes even before the hug!)
Years ago, I bought a plastic Halloween bucket in the shape of “Elmo,” and my grandchildren know they can go to “Elmo’s head” and always find a bag of gummi fruit snacks.
I also carry these gummi’s in a little pouch that my daughter had specially made for my purse.
It’s a grammy tradition that I perpetuate and one my grandchildren love.
My daughter (who lives close by) is a good mom who watches the kids nutrition, but she let’s grammy spoil the kids in this way.
Traditions help grandchildren bond with their grandparents and create memories.
My favorite gummis: Welch’s
They aren’t organic, but the first ingredient is fruit juice, and they also contain fruit puree and no high fructose corn syrup. (Did you know that ingredients are listed in order of their weight?) They’re available a number of places locally, but the cheapest way to get them is at Costco (Charlotte and Matthews locations) in the large box…and this grammy needs to buy the economy size with four little gummi-lovers close by.
So leave a comment and let me know your favorite grammy treats and also share your favorite traditions with your grandchildren.