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.
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.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
A Grandmother is a safe haven.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.
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.
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.
I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed.
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!
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.
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.
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? The mother.
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.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
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.
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.
A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.
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