We’ve all been there. Your parents are in town, and nothing would please them more than spending a day with their grandkids—but what can you organize to make everybody happy? The kids are all about roller coasters and water slides. For Grandma and Grandpa, nothing can beat a museum exhibit on medieval etchings. And therein lies the problem.
Believe it or not, there is a middle ground. Activities that can please both young and old actually exist, with enough action for the young ones without too much of an overload for Grandma and Grandpa. If you are lucky enough to coordinate such an excursion, your parents will be able to spend some bonding time with the grandkids, and you will reap the ultimate reward: a child-free date for you and your significant other. Or at least a well-deserved nap.