The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I'd find the same set of grandkids.
If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.
Didn't we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I'm older than my parents were when I thought they were old.
With your own children, you love them immediately - and with grandchildren, it's exactly the same.
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.
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.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.
Young people need something stable to hang on to - a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them.
Soon I will be an old, white-haired lady, into whose lap someone places a baby, saying, "Smile, Grandma!" - I, who myself so recently was photographed on my grandmother's lap.
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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 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.
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
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