4 Mar 2009


more participants here at new THURSDAY THIRTEEN

In my painting group we were talking about grandchildren. Some had a few once, some already very "old" once and some none yet. This gave me the idea to this Thursday Thirteen.

13 quotes about grandchildren

1. Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother”

2. It's funny that those things your kids did that got on your nerves seem so cute when your grandchildren do them”

3. Perfect love sometimes does not come until grandchildren are born”

4. Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.”

5. Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your children.”

6. Grandchildren don't make a man feel old ... it's the thought that he's married to a grandmother.

7. “Our children are not going to be just "our children"-they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.”

8. “Never have children, only grandchildren.”

9. 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.”

10. Just when a couple is able to afford to go out evenings, they're too busy babysitting with their grandchildren”

11. By the time most of us can really afford to have children, we are having grandchildren.

12. The nice thing about grandchildren is that you aren't too busy supporting them to have time to enjoy them

13.Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation


diane said...

I have yet to find out. We would love grandchildren but on the other hand a lot of our friends can't come and play with us because they are looking after grand children. So we are enjoying the freedom andwe're not spending on them either. I guess I have to look at the positives of not having any.

Anonymous said...

Those are pretty good ones.
happy TT!
I'm up at both EW, with13 ways to Manifest Abundance and Thornesworld with
another gardening fever TT with lotsa links!

Hootin' Anni said...

What a hoot. I truly, TRULY love the very first one.

My 13 is up now, if you'd like to take a break from your everyday chores...come on over for a visit, and have a great Thursday.

Tricia said...

Mine is still way to young for me to be thinking grandchildren; I've heard from my mother and my grandparents, that grandchildren keep you young.

Tabbikat's Thoughts

marcia@joyismygoal said...

OOOOHHH I so want one:)

feefifoto said...

Charming quotes. i know my parents feel that way about their grandchildren.

I posted a TT also; actually it's about my grandmothers. Feel free to drop by and enter my contest while you're visiting. Thanks.

Carmen Shirkey said...

Ha! Thanks for the morning laugh. I don't think my parents are getting grandchildren, but maybe grand-pets count? :)

On a limb with Claudia said...

Grandparents are such a wonderful gift. I bet you are a fabulous gran.

Do you ever post your paintings?

Brenda ND said...

:P Good ones! Thanks for sharing.

Eileen said...

These are great! I can't wait until I am a grandmother. That was my motivation to quit smoking a year ago. I want to live long enough to see my grandchildren. Both of my children are in college but my daughter is engaged so I have hope!!

Alice Audrey said...

My favorite is "grandchildren are your reward for not killing your teenagers."

DianeCA said...

I don't have any grandchildren yet but we have a little girl who comes to us once a month while her mom gets a rest (the girl has 'downs syndrome') so we get to practice so we will be really good at it when the grand kids do come along!

Pamela said...

the best thing about grandkids is: I can send them home when I'm tired.

claudie said...

One day I will have grandchildren. Waiting this day I enjoy the daughters and incite them to stay free a long time still!

Vlado&Toni said...

really good observation gattina. you don't however have grandchildren yet or otherwise you wouldn't have the time to blog because you will be busy babysitting them too :)