I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.
To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
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.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
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.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.
If you would civilize a man, begin with his grandmother.
Two things I dislike about my granddaughter - when she won't take her afternoon nap, and when she won't let me take mine.
Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.
My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
Are we not like two volumes of one book?
One curious thing about growing up is that you don't only move forward in time; you move backwards as well, as pieces of your parents' and grandparents' lives come to you.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.
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.
I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with.
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.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
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