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GrandmaMisti

Oh joy! The payoff!!

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After 13 years of monthy letters to my oldest granddaughter, I have just received my first ever real letter, albeit on Facebook, in return. My heart is singing! <3


(I printed it out and put it with my important treasures because the next one may be a long time in coming.) ;)

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Beautiful!  :good:

I take it this GD speaks/writes English. Or she doesn't, but you are able to speak/write/read the language she does speak...

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She has been learning English at school, but her use of the language strongly suggests that she typed her letter into Google Translate and sent me the translation in English. :P

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IF she used a translating application, she must really want to communicate to put out that much effort though.

 

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Very sweet of you to do such a thing.  I'm not a grandparent but a first time parent.  My daughter is 2 years old.  When she was born, I set up an email address for her and invited my our families to write to my daughter, so that she could read the letters when she grows up.  My parents barely see my daughter and if it weren't for me trying, they probably wouldn't ever see her.  To date, even after begging, neither grandparent has written anything to my daughter.  I'm very, very happy for you that you have been writing your grandchild and that's so amazing that she's writing you back!  :) That makes me very happy for you!

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Welcome @EleanorsDaddy...happy to have young parents join us. You'll give a good perspective when us old Grannies/Grampas and in laws need a boost and a fresh perspective.

Sorry your parents/ILs aren't as interested in your child as you'd like them to be. Some people just aren't into it...obviously, yours don't understand your perspective.

However, the email address, while a very cool idea, is YOUR expectation, not theirs. I'm tuned into my GK, all 9, but that doesn't mean I'd participate in the emailing to an infant/young child. It may be too modern & "techie" for your family to want to deal with. I used skype with mine who were a distance away from very early on...Now I text with the olders who have cell phones, send cards/notes to all of them for holidays & randomly...let them figure out their own way to connect, if they choose to do so. Can't force the relationship...

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Thank you for responding.  You're probably right.  When I thought about the idea I brought it up and everyone seemed so excited about it.  Two years on and I'm the only person writing my daughter.  This is really a symptom of several larger issues, but I'll post about those in a separate thread once I'm able!  :)

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