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Things Grandparents Never Thought They’d Do

Posted By Amy Goyer On May 3, 2013 @ 8:00 am In Take Care | Comments Disabled

91-year-old grandmother dressed up as super hero [1]

91-year-old grandmother dressed up as super hero

Do you find yourself at an imaginary tea party? What about slaying a dragon with a cardboard sword? Rolling down a hill at high speed? Listening to Justin Bieber [2]? Laughing repeatedly at knock-knock jokes? How about umpiring a wiffle-ball game?

If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, and you are not under the age of 14 – you may be a grandparent.

If you are a grandparent and have found yourself doing something you never thought you would [3], we want to see it. Take or upload a picture of yourself (or your parent or your grandparent) caught in the act on Instagram, (Don’t know how to use Instagram? Click here [4].) Be sure to tag it with #thingsgrandsdo.  If we like it, we’ll showcase it on our website and tweet our favorites.

Well, what are you waiting for? Get to it.

Be epic. Be fun [5]. Be brave. After all, you’re a grandparent … let the adventures begin!

Amy Goyer is AARP’s Home & Family Expert; she splits her time between Washington, DC and Phoenix, AZ where she is caregiving for both of her parents who live with her-follow Amy on Twitter @amygoyer [6]and on Facebook [7].

PHOTO BY: See all of Sacha’s photos of Mamika right here [8].

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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Mamika19.jpg

[2] Listening to Justin Bieber: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/03/15/amy-goyer-music-therapy-as-a-tool-for-caregiver/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] you never thought you would: http://www.aarp.org/online-community/groups/index.action?plckGroupId=Group23892&plckGroupPage=showDiscussionPost&plckDiscussionId=Cat%3aprivateForum%3adea03bf3-28fd-40e0-960c-4e0243920ae7%40D%7c9%3b10%7cCommGroupGroup23892%7cDiscussion%3a7affe134-d27e-44e4-a234-0fd57084879d

[4] Click here: http://mashable.com/2012/05/29/instagram-for-beginners/

[5] Be fun: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/04/dance-therapy-health-benefits-generations-step-to-the-beat/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[6] @amygoyer : http://aarpblog.wordpress.com/wp-admin/www.twitter.com/amygoyer

[7] Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amygoyer1

[8] right here: http://www.sachabada.com/

[9] Proceed with Caution: Online Dating Tips: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/29/pepper-schwartz-date-online-safely/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[10] Memo to Doctors: Why Are You Over-Druggin Seniors?: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/17/doctors-over-drugging-seniors-high-risk-drugs-in-elderly/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[11] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

[12] AARP home page: http://www.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-HP

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