This Grandpa Reacting To Baby News Makes Me Sad That My Kids Won’t Know Theirs
I’m not a fan of all of the “baby reveal” videos that people make, and it’s usually because they are just so scripted and orchestrated. But this baby reveal to grandpa video is the opposite of that. This video makes me feel things because it’s not often that you witness real human emotions. We’re usually just witnessing a face that people put on for the camera. This is so not that.
My dad died before either of my children were born. We had a rocky relationship, but we patched it up as much as we could have been before he died. My mother is really close to both of my children, but it wasn’t until last week that I realized my son didn’t know what a “grandpa” was. We’ve never said that word around him because he doesn’t have a living one anymore.
I never really knew my grandparents either, and don’t want my kids to feel like they are missing out – like I did. I think it’s possible to make someone who has passed truly a “living” entity in your kid’s life – through storytelling, pictures and memories. I realized last week, that just because my relationship with my dad wasn’t the best – I don’t want to rob my children of knowing their grandfather. He was a good man, we just constantly butted heads.
This video made me think of this, because I truly think if my father was somehow able to walk in the room and see his grandkids today – he would be full of this kind of joy. Also, it is just the sweetest thing I’ve seen in a while – so I think it begs to be shared. Thanks to How To Be A Dad for bringing it to my attention.