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Quotations about
Grandparents & Grandkids

Grandmother: A babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television set. ~Jackie Kannon

A house needs a grandma in it. ~Louisa May Alcott

Every grandfather is different, but a really good grandfather has a lot in common with all the other good grandfathers. Kindliness and cuddliness, stories and an inclination to take one's side. ~Pam Brown, To a Very Special Grandpa, 1994,

And it is as grandmothers that our mothers come into the fullness of their grace. When a man's mother holds his child in her gladdened arms he is aware (with some instinctive sense of propriety) of the roundness of life's cycle; of the mystic harmony of life's ways. ~Christopher Morley

To become a grandparent is to enjoy one of the few pleasures in life for which the consequences have already been paid. ~Robert Brault,

There are two magic words to get what you want:  please and Grandma. ~Jeff Keane, Family Circus  [Dolly —tg]

It's good when we're out walking to hold your hand and to know that this same hand held Daddy's, when he was the same age as me. ~Pam Brown, To a Very Special Grandpa, 1994,

Papa looked down at his grandson with twitching lips. ~Laura L. Livingstone (Herbert Dickinson Ward), Lauriel: The Love Letters of an American Girl, 1901

Elephants and grandchildren never forget. ~Andy Rooney

The best babysitters, 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. ~Dave Barry, "The First Six Months: Babysitters," Dave Barry's Babies and Other Hazards of Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months with Tools You Probably Have around the Home, 1984

To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo." ~Robert Brault,

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. ~Pam Brown, To a very special Grandmother, 1992,

I want to see a grandmother like those there used to be,
In a cosy little farm-house, where I could go to tea;
A grandmother with spectacles and a funny, frilly cap,
Who would make me sugar cookies, and take me on her lap,
And tell me lots of stories of the days when she was small,
When everything was perfect—not like today at all...
~Helen Leah Reed, "A Modern Grandmother," 1905

Who thinks that we are too severe?
            His Grandpa...
Who takes him walking down the street,
And shows him off to all they meet,
And buys him stuff he shouldn't eat?
            His Grandpa...
Who slips him candy on the sly?
            His Grandpa.
Who scoffs at every law we make
To save him from the tummy ache,
And fills him full of chocolate cake?
            His Grandpa...
~Edgar A. Guest, "His Grandpa," Just Folks, 1917

I love to play "hide and go seek" with my granddaughter. Although some days my goal is to find a hiding place where she can't find me until after high school. ~Gene Perret, Grandchildren are So Much Fun We Should Have Had Them First

The most life-altering thing I've ever done in my life was becoming a parent. But there is nothing like seeing your baby have a baby. And that baby's baby is just all that love blown up exponentially. ~Howie Mandel, on The Check Up with Dr. David Agus, 2022

The hands of little children have bones as delicate as a bird's — and they fit into a grandparent's grasp as snugly as a bird into its nest. ~Pam Brown, To a Very Special Granddaughter, 1993,

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,

A grandparent pretends he doesn't know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck, "Love Is a Grandparent," 1974

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