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Fun Ways to Say Good-bye

by grammiestewart

You’ve spent a wonderful day with your young grandchild, and now, sadly, it is time for them to go home. For most of us gung ho grandmas, that normally consists of a hug, a kiss, and a wave from the door as we say, “Good-bye.”

One fun idea to make the parting a little more memorable, is to use these adorable animal good-byes (I used them all the time when I taught grade 3). I had a poster of them by the classroom door and said a different one each time my students left to go home (which you could also do). Or you could always use the same one whenever you are saying good-bye, so it becomes a special, predictable thing just between grandma and grandchild.

So, choose one you really like, and give it a try. Parting doesn’t always have to be “such sweet sorrow” … it can just be sweet.




heartWhich of these sayings would you use? I think I am going to use “too-da-loo, kangroo.” Do you have a special way to say good-bye to your grandchild? Please leave a comment below.

And if you like the idea of having a fun way to say good-bye, please share it with other grandmas!

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Sarah Crawford July 25, 2016 - 8:08 am

These are so fun Melonee, I am going to try some. I had read my granddaughter a book about Eskimos and when we say goodbye we touch noses and call it our Eskimo kiss. I think I will add one of these cute sayings to our goodbye ritual. Thanks for all the fun ideas.

grammiestewart August 14, 2016 - 11:03 pm

I love the idea of Eskimo kisses .. gotta try that one, too!

Marian Ostvig July 28, 2016 - 5:33 pm

Loved your goodbyes. I really liked goodbye butterfly. Used it when my granddaughter left to go back home yesterday. She looked a little surprised but rewarded me with a great smile

grammiestewart August 14, 2016 - 11:02 pm

So happy to hear that your granddaughter liked it Marian. .. it is nice to make life just a little sweeter!


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