Saturday, September 23, 2006

What are Grandparents?

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

A grandfather is a man grandmother.

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 store and
have lots of quarters for us.

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 color 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

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 bedtime and they
say prayers with us every time, and they 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.''

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