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Sep 1, 2008 10:48 PM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
What is a grandparent, according to 8 year olds.....................



---WHAT IS A GRANDPARENT?
(Taken from papers written by a
class of 8-year-olds)

Grandparents are a lady and a man who have no little children of their own. They like other people's.

A grandfather is a man, & a grandmother is a lady!

Grandparents don't have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldn't play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the shops and give us money.

When they take us for walks, they slow down past things

like pretty leaves and caterpillars.

They show us and talk to us about the colors of the flowers and also why we shouldn't step on 'cracks.'



They don't say, 'Hurry up.'

Usually grandmothers are fat but not too fat to tie your shoes.

They wear glasses and funny underwear.

They can take their teeth and gums out.

Grandparents don't have to be smart.

They have to answer questions like 'Why isn't God married?' and 'How come dogs chase cats?'

When they read to us, they don't skip. They don't mind if

we ask for the same story over again.

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.

They know we should have snack time before bed time, and they say prayers with us and kiss us even when we've acted bad.


A 6-YEAR-OLD WAS ASKED WHERE HIS GRANDMA LIVED.

''OH,'' HE SAID, ''SHE LIVES AT THE AIRPORT, AND WHEN

WE WANT HER, WE JUST GO GET HER. THEN WHEN WE'RE

DONE HAVING HER VISIT, WE TAKE HER BACK TO

THE AIRPORT.''

GRANDPA IS THE SMARTEST MAN ON EARTH! HE TEACHES ME GOOD THINGS, BUT I DON'T GET TO SEE HIM ENOUGH TO GET

AS SMART AS HIM!

It's funny when they bend over; you hear gas leaks, and they

blame their dog.

Send this to other grandparents, almost grandparents, or heck, send it to everyone. It will make their day.
teddybear
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Mar 18, 2009 5:29 AM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
Sounds like your child-grandchild? professor
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Mar 18, 2009 12:33 PM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
wikkedmsk
wikkedmskwikkedmskMountain Home, Arkansas USA3 Threads 17 Posts
This brightened my day. Kids are so awesome.
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Mar 18, 2009 12:43 PM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
mike69spain
mike69spainmike69spainAlmuñécar, Andalusia Spain41 Threads 6 Polls 5,508 Posts
Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.

sad flower
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Mar 18, 2009 12:49 PM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
druidess6308
druidess6308druidess6308Aliquippa, Pennsylvania USA99 Threads 20,283 Posts
Love it, Jenny...and I can't wait to be a grandma.

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.

However, I have to say that this one touched my heart. No child should feel like this. sad flower
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Mar 18, 2009 4:25 PM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
druidess6308: Love it, Jenny...and I can't wait to be a grandma.

Everybody should try to have a grandmother, especially if you don't have television because they are the only grownups who like to spend time with us.

However, I have to say that this one touched my heart. No child should feel like this.


I have known both grandma's one could not be bothered, she raises 11 kids and I never saw her when alone.
Same with my other grandma always in the company of an adult.
I wished I could have known them better as they had lot's to tell and teach us.
I love to hear about the past. teddybear
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Mar 18, 2009 5:22 PM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
pointhunter
pointhunterpointhunterbutler, Alabama USA7 Threads 189 Posts
you may not think i'm great but my 4 grandaughters do and that is all that counts dancing dancing
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Mar 18, 2009 5:44 PM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
pointhunter: you may not think i'm great but my 4 grandaughters do and that is all that counts


thumbs up This thread shows we DO think it is great for greatdad's and grandkid's to be able to interact.
They and You are lucky you can do with each other and each can learn a lot.
I did find with my two step-sons that when talking about the past, they were not interested and never had a question for us.

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Mar 19, 2009 3:10 AM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
Mercedes1
Mercedes1Mercedes1Sydney, New South Wales Australia187 Threads 1 Polls 5,732 Posts
I hope my 1 year old grandaughter stops talking nowsigh
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Mar 19, 2009 3:16 AM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
Mercedes1: I hope my 1 year old grandaughter stops talking now


She is talking at one year of age?
I love kids at the age they start to talk and
to ask questions.
Hey you had 6 sons, I have a friend who had 7 girls.
That must have been fun eh?
I think boys are easier or not?
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Mar 19, 2009 3:20 AM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
Mercedes1
Mercedes1Mercedes1Sydney, New South Wales Australia187 Threads 1 Polls 5,732 Posts
hollandgirl: She is talking at one year of age?
I love kids at the age they start to talk and
to ask questions.
Hey you had 6 sons, I have a friend who had 7 girls.
That must have been fun eh?
I think boys are easier or not?



Definitely not fun in conceiving my sons but hey they have their own businesses and they travel the world and they soo respect woman..

Plus their so handsome and thats not being biasedlaugh

My grandaughter has been swimming since she was 4 weeks old and she walked at 10 months of age and when she visits her nan she seems to make so much more sense than alot of adultscheering applause
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Mar 19, 2009 3:30 AM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
Enjoy this little girl they grow up much to fast.
Is she your only grandbaby so far?
Did you inherit 7 daughter's in law?
What do they say; When you have a son you lose them to the in-laws but having a daughter you gain a son.
Something to this?
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Mar 19, 2009 3:34 AM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
Mercedes1
Mercedes1Mercedes1Sydney, New South Wales Australia187 Threads 1 Polls 5,732 Posts
hollandgirl: Enjoy this little girl they grow up much to fast.
Is she your only grandbaby so far?
Did you inherit 7 daughter's in law?
What do they say; When you have a son you lose them to the in-laws but having a daughter you gain a son.
Something to this?



Out of the 6 sons 2 have settled down and they use to be nasty and jeallous of my close relationship with my 2 sons and my sons had to teach those 2 woman to grow upcheering

Grant my 3rd son is lush and I wouldnt recommend him as a one woman guy as he got burnt once and he will never give all again I reckon as a partner..

The rest are just enjoying their bachelor pads and yep my Abbie is the one and only grandchildteddybear
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Mar 19, 2009 3:58 AM CST What a grandparent is according to 8 year olds..................
hollandgirl
hollandgirlhollandgirlSomewhere in Canada. B.C., British Columbia Canada711 Threads 6,072 Posts
So you got a few more daughter in-laws coming up maybe.
For your one son, time heals a lot and if and when he finds the right one he will change.

You would enjoy this little kid.
She is two years old and can not yet talk.
She can name 123 countries that she can find on the world map.
Google; "Lilly the world map reader"

teddybear
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