The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
It's funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you'd do. It's terrific.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.
A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma.
Two things I dislike about my granddaughter - when she won't take her afternoon nap, and when she won't let me take mine.
Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that's what my grandma taught me.
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