Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
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.
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.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
How come you don't work fourteen hours a day? Your great-great-grandparents did. How come you only work the eight-hour day? Four guys got hanged fighting for the eight-hour day for you.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.
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.
We rarely know who our ancestors were. Who can even remember the names of their great-grandparents? They have vanished into the dim and distant past
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!
All of us are displaced. Few people live where their great-grandparents lived or speak the language their great-grandparents spoke.
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.
"You're more trouble than the children are" is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.
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