Teaching you silly songs
Cooking your favourite meals "just because"
Making up nonsensical rhymes
Playing endless games of "go fish"
Jiggling babies on his knee while doing the crossword
What a lovely idea for a thread! I, too, grew up without the daily presence of grandparents: my mother's parents were in England (and so seen rarely), and my father's died when I was very young. I've always thought that the unconditional love of grandparents is like money in the bank for children, and am mindful of how fortunate my children and their cousins have been to have close relationships with theirs. My own dad, a truly terrific and doting grandfather, passed away last winter, and I will always be grateful for all the wonderful, happy time my children were able to with him.