Last week this Instagram post went viral....
Of course people did what people do and started harassing the other grandkids on Twitter. I can remember being a teenager and making excuses as to why I couldn't visit my grandparents on th the weekends. At that time to me football games and hanging with my friends was more important. I didn't learn that valuable life lesson, that family trumps everything, until I was an adult with a family of my own.
Though I don't condone bullying of any kind I understand where peoples upset emotions were coming from. This post made me sad because there is nothing I wouldn't do to sit down to eat with my grandfather again. I can't drive over and see him or hug him or tell him I love him. For those who have lost our grandfathers we are so jealous of those who still have them. And to see an example of someone ditching Papaw is hard to take.
On a happy note, the grandkids are making it up to Pawpa by hosting a big cookout with Papaw and inviting everyone to come..
You can even buy a Sad Papaw t-shirt at www.sadpapaw.com. Now this is a prime example of taking your 15 minutes of internet fame and milking it for all it's worth.