Wednesday, June 13, 2007


What is it about grandparents anyway? Why do we love them so much? Is it the connection with being at the beginning of our life as our grandparents are nearing the end? Is it the spoiling and all the gifts?

Gifts can never be wrong.

Is it that they all love to sneak snacks all day and love taking naps?

I bet it is the gifts.

Or the hard candy. Why do all grandparents have hard candy? Is it a requirement to get the "senior" discounts?

"Yes, I will have a senior drink and a senior entrance to the movies?"

"Sure sir, I will just have to check your hard candy first."

"Ah two pieces? Well it is a little low, ok, but next time make sure you have more then that"

I miss my grandparents and I grew up 5 minutes from their home, I can't imagine mine living in another state. It takes a little while to warm my kids back up to their grandparents but after that, they are in heaven.

It has to be the gifts.


  1. When I was a child, my great-grandmother gave me the obligatory piece of hard candy (a butterscotch if memory serves me) which I proceeded to choke on necessitating the Heimlich maneuver. I was cut off for life, I don't think I saw another piece until I was 18.

  2. Kristi3:44 PM

    I think its that most grandparents never seem to say, "No."

    i miss my grandparents terribly. My dad's mom is still alive and only lives about 20minutes away but all my other grandparents have died in the last 10 years. I even had all my great-grandparents until I was in my mid 20's. I was quite lucky!


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