I doubt that's what was on OP's mind. I feel the OP was expecting the kids to be involved by grandparents not necessary by telling stories. My 2 cents- Don't expect your in-laws to partake in your kid's life if they don't want to. Some people are just not the type who will adapt to talk to kids in a certain way or involve kids in their activities. There is no way you can utilize for the past things that you have already done. But the good thing is you have gained their love already by doing everything for them in the past. Maybe you relax a bit in the future and not jump all the hoops for them. Kust say you won't be able to do 100% as you are getting older, kids need more attention, hire help if needed. Kids who have grown up in a joint family without grandparents really involved don't really miss them or remember them. But as a parent be present for your kids.