Growing up, I hated going to visit my grandparents. I think a lot of it had to do with the fact that my mom's parents were chain smokers and lived in a tiny apartment. Get the two of them and my parents, also smokers at the time, in that little room and I could barely breathe. I also wasn't allowed to touch anything, they didn't have any toys or activities to keep me busy and they watched football all day long.
Gotta say, not much fun for an eight year old kid. I'm also the oldest of all my cousins, with an 18 year gap between me and the youngest. I often got stuck entertaining the little ones.
As I got older, visiting them got more tolerable. I could take books or my walk-man (disc-man) and lose myself in my music. But I never had the enthusiasm that the twins have about going to see Grandma & Grandpa or Nana & Papa.
Do your kids like to go to their Grandparents? Did you, as a child, enjoy visiting your Grandparents? Why do you think that is? I can't wait to hear your comments and thoughts.