My mother, grandmother and older sister all cooked, so it was hard to get into the kitchen. So I have no talent for cooking. I was always out in the garage with my dad. I have a tool belt. I'm a repair chick
I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
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.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.
Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
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 grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
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 reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
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.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
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.
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!
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.
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.
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