One of the fringe benefits of working at the family clothing store was that I was able to eat lunch with my Granddad every Saturday. Starting at about age 16 I would work on Saturdays at the store and promptly at 1 pm Granddad and I would head out for lunch. This was a great treat for me and during the summers I was able to go 5 days a week! This lunch date continued even as I went to college and got a job teaching and no longer worked at the store.
At the same time my dad would eat lunch on Saturdays with his Grandmother (Great Nanny to me). And through a series of events my Great Grandmother passed away and my Granddad retired and remarried so there we were, my dad and I without a Saturday lunch date.
So daddy and I started to eat lunch on Saturdays to keep up the tradition and now that JN has come along he comes too. It is a special treat that we live so close to our parents and JN can have the benefit of getting to know his grandparents so well. I hope that we can keep our Saturday lunch date for a long time!
Do you have any special family time set aside each week?