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.
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It's a bargain.
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
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.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
Leaders inspire us because they bring out the best in us.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
Maybe there is no actual place called hell. Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
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.
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