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.
The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children.
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.
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.
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid.
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.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
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.
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.