27 Of The Greatest Grandchildren Quotes Ever

Oh, those lovely little beings . . . grandchildren.

When you had your own children, you wondered if your heart could ever be any fuller with love.

But now your children have kids of their own, and you know a new kind of love that you never anticipated.

You get all of the benefits of parenting (hugs, sloppy kisses, sweet smiles, fun outings) without many of the drawbacks (dirty diapers, anyone?).

It’s hard to put into words how wonderful it is to be a grandparent.

What do you say about grandchildren that capture the magic of your special relationship?

Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with some of the best grandkids quotes you’ll ever read.

Here are 37 quotes that reinforce how grandchildren are a blessing that make your life so much richer.

27 Grandchildren Quotes To Remind You How Much You Love Them

1. “I wish I had the energy that my grandchildren have – if only for self-defense.” – Gene Perret

Grandchildren Quotes by Lois Wyse
2. “Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” – Lois Wyse

3. “If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it!” – Hannah Whitall Smith

Grandchildren Quotes by Erma Bombeck
4. “A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween.” – Erma Bombeck

5. “Two things I dislike about my granddaughter – when she won’t take her afternoon nap, and when she won’t let me take mine.” – Gene Perret

6. “The best baby-sitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.” – Dave Barry

7. “A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. If your baby is ‘beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,’ you’re the grandma.” – Teresa Bloomingdale

8. “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” – Joyce Allston

9. “Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.” – Lewis Mumford

10. “Grandchildren give us a second chance to do things better because they bring out the best in us.” – Unknown

Grandchildren Quotes by Joy Hargrove
11. “One of the most powerful hand clasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.” – Joy Hargrove

12. “To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word ‘boo.’ ” – Robert Breault

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13. “It’s funny what happens when you become a grandparent. You start to act all goofy and do things you never thought you’d do. It’s terrific.” – Mike Krzyzewski

Grandchildren Quotes by Angie Papadakis
14. “A baby boy has a way of making a man out of his father, and a little boy out of his grandfather.” – Angie Papadakis

15. “Something magical happens when parents turn into grandparents. Their attitude changes from “money-doesn’t-grow-on-trees” to spending it like it does.” – Paul Linden

Grandchildren Quotes by Richard Garnett
16. “Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another.” – Richard Garnett

17. “Sometimes our grandmas and grandpas are like grand-angels.” – Lexie Saige

18. “Truth be told, being a grandma is as close as we ever get to perfection. The ultimate warm sticky bun with plump raisins and nuts. Clouds nine, ten, and eleven.” – Bryna Nelson Paston

Grandchildren Quotes by Chinese Proverb
19. “The old are the precious gem in the center of the household.” – Chinese Proverb
Grandchildren Quotes by Spanish Proverb
20. “Children brought up by their grandparents are generally spoiled.” – Spanish Proverb

21. “If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” – Italian proverb

22. “If you’re lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.” – Regina Brett

23. “My granddaughter’s birth has made me want to create things she will love.” – Billy Crystal

Grandchildren Quotes by Bernie Mac
24. “I love my daughter, but there’s a certain feeling, a certain emotion when you got a granddaughter, you know?” – Bernie Mac

25. “Elephants and grandchildren never forget.” – Andy Rooney

26. “Only through love will we find our way to create a world worthy of our children and our grandchildren.” – Laurence Overmire

27. “A home filled with grandchildren is a home filled with love.” – Unknown

Which of these quotes about grandchildren are your favorite?

You hold a special title in the lives of your children’s children — grandparent. And your relationship with your grandkids is one that adds so much joy to all of your lives.

These grandkids’ sayings should remind you of this unique connection and help tide you over between the cherished visits you have with them.

May all of your interactions, especially those with your grands, bring you the rich rewards you so deserve at this stage of your life.

It's hard to put into words how wonderful it is to be a grandparent. What do you say about grandchildren that captures the magic of your special relationship?

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