The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy.
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.
Grandmothers are just antique little girls.
Grandfathers are just antique little boys.
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
A child needs a grandparent, anybody's grandparent, to grow a little more securely into an unfamiliar world.
~Charles and Ann Morse
A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television.
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.
A house needs a grandma in it.
~Louisa May Alcott
Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children.
When a child is born, so are grandmothers.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It's a bargain.
There's no place like home except Grandma's.
If God had intended us to follow recipes,He wouldn't have given us grandmothers.
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric.
We should all have one person who knows how to bless us despite the evidence, Grandmother was that person to me.
It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us.
Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window.
Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.
A married daughter with children puts you in danger of being catalogued as a first edition.
Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
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.
It is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace.
A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.
They say genes skip generations. Maybe that's why grandparents find their grandchildren so likeable.
Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being.
To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.
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.
I loved their home. Everything smelled older, worn but safe; the food aroma had baked itself into the furniture.
My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.
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!
~Hannah Whithall Smith
It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the world calls her grandmother.
Do you know why grandchildren are always so full of energy? They suck it out of their grandparents.
Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.
~Mary H. Waldrip
You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.
An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.
If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.
Elephants and grandchildren never forget.
A grandma's name is little less in love than is the doting title of a mother.
I don't intentionally spoil my grandkids. It's just that correcting them often takes more energy than I have left.
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.
Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
Posterity is the patriotic name for grandchildren.
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.
I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have - if only for self-defense.
The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.
~Sam Levenson, You Don't Have to Be in "Who's Who" to Know What's What
Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love.
The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.
I have a warm feeling after playing with my grandchildren. It's the liniment working.
Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.
Grandmother - a wonderful mother with lots of practice.
On the seventh day God rested. His grandchildren must have been out of town.
A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside.
One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
Grandparents are there to help the child get into mischief they haven't thought of yet.
It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.
By the time the youngest children have learned to keep the house tidy, the oldest grandchildren are on hand to tear it to pieces.
Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.
~Paulette Bates Alden
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.
Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents.
A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart.
A grandmother is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.
Most grandmas have a touch of the scallywag.
Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's the knowledge that he's married to a grandmother.
~G. Norman Collie
The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children's children. It is into us that the lives of grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.
~Charles and Ann Morse
Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.
What is it about grandparents that is so lovely? I'd like to say that grandparents are God's gifts to children. And if they can but see, hear and feel what these people have to give, they can mature at a fast rate.
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance.
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.
Our land is everything to us.... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it - with their life.
~John Wooden Legs, "Back on the War Ponies," 1960, quoted in We Are the People: Voices from the Other Side of American History, edited by Nathaniel May and Clint Willis (Thanks, Jamie)
Two things I dislike about my granddaughter - when she won't take her afternoon nap, and when she won't let me take mine.
No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.
I would love to go back and travel the road not taken, if I knew at the end of it I'd find the same set of grandkids.
~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather - not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
I like to do nice things for my grandchildren - like buy them those toys I've always wanted to play with.
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
My grandchild has taught me what true love means. It means watching Scooby-Doo cartoons while the basketball game is on another channel.
My granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, and I decided to teach her to sew. After I had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to thread the machine, she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, and said in disbelief, "You mean you can do all that, but you can't play my Game Boy?"
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.
Grandchildren: the only people who can get more out of you than the IRS.
Just about the time a woman thinks her work is done, she becomes a grandmother.
~Edward H. Dreschnack
My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Gramma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo while I asked, "No, how are we alike?" "You're both old," he replied.
"You're more trouble than the children are" is the greatest compliment a grandparent can receive.
Have children while your parents are still young enough to take care of them.