Dear Annie: Only a FaceTime away

Annie Lane, syndicated columnist

Dear Annie: I have never written to a columnist in my 70 years, but “Sad and Somewhat Angry Granny,” whose daughter-in-law wouldn’t allow her kids to open any of the Christmas gifts Granny brought them overseas before Christmas Day, really struck a chord with me.

What a wonderful opportunity her daughter-in-law missed to model flexibility, kindness and care. Those grandchildren, ages 3, 6 and 9, are perfectly capable of understanding the situation.

Perhaps next time they could FaceTime on Christmas morning, or Christmas Eve, depending on the time difference.

Granny was most gracious in not pressing the issue. She is a great model for her grandchildren. — FL Grandma With Grandkids in CA, MI, NY and NC

Dear Grandma: I am printing your letter to highlight these wonderful character traits that we should teach our children — and practice ourselves. Flexibility, kindness and care go a long way in leading a happier life. Your suggestion to video conference with the grandkids is great, and several other readers wrote to offer it as well.

Editor’s note: Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@creators.com. To find out more about Annie Lane and read features by other Creators Syndicate columnists and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com.


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