Nothing is better than being a parent, but being a grandparent comes pretty close. It many ways it’s better… because you can have a great time with the grandkids and then hand them back at the end of the day so you can enjoy a well-earned rest.
Here are some of our favourite grandparent quotes – dedicated to all those grannies and granddads who bring such joy into the lives of their grandchildren… as well as giving mammies and daddies some much needed support.
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars’ worth of pleasure.
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.
No cowboy was ever faster on the draw than a grandparent pulling a baby picture out of a wallet.
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.
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.
Grandchildren don’t stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them.
Grandchildren are God’s way of compensating us for growing old.
Mary H. Waldrip
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