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.
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.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
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.
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.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
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.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
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.
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.
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."
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
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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