Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
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 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.
Uncles and aunts, and cousins, are all very well, and fathers and mothers are not to be despised; but a grandmother, at holiday time, is worth them all.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.
What a wonderful contribution our grandmothers and grandfathers can make if they will share some of the rich experiences and their testimonies with their children and grandchildren.
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.
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.
My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.
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.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
You don't have to be in "Who's Who" to know what's what.
Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.
The idea that no one is perfect is a view most commonly held by people with no grandchildren.
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.
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