Monday, April 10, 2006

What a Bargain Grandchildren Are!

I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure.

My grandkids believe I'm the oldest thing in the world. And after two or three hours with them, I believe it, too.

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again. Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.

Welsh Proverb: Perfect love sometimes does not come until the firstgrandchild

Gore Vidal: Never have children, only grandchildren.

Ogden Nash: 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.~Lois Wyse

If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.~Henry Youngman

My grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses . Drinks right out of the bottle.~Mary H. Waldrip

Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.~Proverb

You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to yourgrandmother.~Dave Barry

The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby's grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to themf or long periods,which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.~Alex Haley

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

One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.~G. Norman Collie

Grandchildren don't make a man feel old; it's theknowledge that he's married to a grandmother.~Authors Unknown

Grandmother-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandmas are short on criticism and long on love. Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. Grandparents are similar to a piece of string - handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers of their grandchildren.

Grandmothers are just antique little girls. It's amazing how grandparents seem so young once you become one.

A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.


OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Lovely post Judy. I love all the quotes, too...Some funny and some so very dear and touching.
It sounds like you truly get a great deal of pleasure from your Grandchildren! And I bet they love YOU, LOTS AND LOTS! said...

This is wonderful. I lost my grandmother when I was 16 but I am so honored to have had the chance to know her.

ET said...

You make grandkids sound so nice. I wish our two sons would get on the ball!

Leslie Shelor said...

My grandparents were the best thing that ever happened to me. So many children don't have the chance to be with their grandparents; what a wonderful time for all of you!

Hello, Michele sent me!

Peter said...

That's a nice warm and fuzzy post Judy.

Merle said...

Hi Judy ~~ These are very good. It is great fun being a Grandma isn't it?
Thanks for your words at my place.
I hope you are feeling well and taking
care. Cheers, Merle.

Terri said...

Such nice sayings and so appropriate for my trip tomorrow to visit my 4 grandchildren.

Raehan said...

Those are great lines! I liked; "handy to have around and easily wrapped around the fingers"

bornfool said...

At a small group get together at church, we were talking about "Love your neighbor as yourself." A friend said we should read that to mean love your neighbor as you would your grandchildren.

Wordnerd said...

Awww -- how wonderful. I loved the first line the most.

Jennifer said...

What classic sentiments. I hope I get to be a grandmother when I'm still young enough to enjoy it, but old enough to appreciate it.


srp said...

A great collection of grandparent sayings. What a proud grandma you are.

Jamie Dawn said...

Now that I'm 42, grandmothers don't seem very old at all. I suppose by the time I'm 50, I'll think grandparents are spring chickens.
I love my kids so much; I can only imagine the love and joy I will feel when my grandkids come along.

doubleknot said...

Such nice words about grandparents. I will never have any of my own but my room mate has four and they have adopted me as Grandma Darling. I just love to babysit them and yes that string is tied tight.

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Weary Hag said...

Ohhhh you KNOW how much I enjoy quotes! My favorite one here is Dave Barry's. I've also heard that same quote in relation to explaining something to a child. Great stuff, Judy!

Kim said...

Oh man, I really want some grandkids but no marriages on the horizon for at least 2 years.