Monday, January 5, 2009

Favorite Grandparent Quotes

People have been sending me grandparent quotes since I've been blessed almost five years ago with my first grandchild. I thought I'd list some of my favorites here. Please add yours, I'd love to read them!


What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. ~Author Unknown

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. ~Author Unknown

Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley

Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. ~Donald A. Norberg

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. ~Sam Levenson

Grandma always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete.
-- Marcy DeMaree


Anonymous said...

Hey mom. i noticed that no one participated in your grandma quote sharing, so i found some that i thought you would like...

Grandmothers are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone.

Grandmas give you the cherry off the top.

It is remarkable how, overnight, a quiet mature lady can learn to sit cross-legged on the floor and play a tin drum, quack like a duck, sing all the verses of The Twelve Days Of Christmas, make paper flowers, draw pigs, and sew on the ears of severely-injured teddy bears.

Grandmas don't just say "that's nice" - they reel back and roll their eyes and throw up their hands and smile. You get your money's worth out of grandmas.

Those gasps of astonishment, those shrieks of pleasure, those sighs of delight, lost long ago when your children grew wise and worldly ~ are suddenly given back to you by your grandchildren. What seems to be the same small hands clutch yours, dragging you from one excitement to another ~ "Look! Oh, look! Come ON!"

Grandmas bring flowers when your pet dies...and sit and cry with you.

All grandmothers like letters. Even if they just consist of a squiggle and a dirty finger mark.

Grandmothers are good at sitting on the floor to play, but they can be terribly difficult to get upright again.

love you!

Drew and Ava's Grandma said...

Thanks Rae, you are the best! I smiled as I read each of these, but I think my favorite is the first one, "Grandmas are the people who take delight in hearing babies breathing into the telephone." Its so true!!!

Mami Adame said...

Just wanted to say hello! Hope you are doing well. Recently another DiGeorge grandmother got in touch with me, unfortunately she recently lost her grandson. Thought you might like to reach out...
Take care Anne, hope all is well.

grammie said...
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grammie said...

~Never miss out on a blessing because it isn't packaged they way you think it should be..~

Elijah's Grammie

grammie said...

We are still trying to get a foundation for DiGeorge up and running. I have been furiously researching and posting info. on Elijah's blog.
Please help me to get the info. out. There have got to be families like ours, that are in desperate need of info. on DiGeorge.

Have a happy Easter.

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