I knew all of this when we began raising our own children, so my wife and I decided to expose them to as many different food and music experiences as possible beginning in their preteen years. They had access to my entire music collection by the time they turned 12 years old, so AC/DC is a favorite band of theirs, and John Bonham from Led Zeppelin is absolutely their favorite drummer.
So don’t just buy your grandkids some new gadget – take them somewhere you think is great. Maybe it’s fishing. How about taking them camping around Nashville to hear some of the greatest musicians in the country? Maybe teach them how to make the best spaghetti sauce you’ve ever tasted. It’s really as simple as listening to the Beach Boys or Boston along with them (which all my boys think are GREAT, by the way). But don’t just phone it in … actually DO IT. You and your descendants will be glad you did.
Then the “Good” old days will become the “Great” old days.
Mike Sokol is an electrical and professional sound expert with 40 years in the industry. Visit NoShockZone.org for more electrical safety tips. His excellent book RV Electrical Safety is available at Amazon.com. For more info on Mike’s qualifications as an electrical expert, click here.