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.............................Grandmothers, in the eyes of a 9 year old

Grandmothers don't have to do anything except be there.

If they take us for walks they slow down past things like pretty leaves and caterpillars and they never say''hurry up''

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

They wear glasses and funny underwear and they can take their teeth and gums out.

Grandmothers don't have to be clever,just be able to answer questions like ''Why isn't God married?'' and ''Why do dogs chase cats?''

Grandmothers don't baby talk to us like visitors do because they know it is hard for us to understand it'

When they read to us they don't skip pages,

Or mind if it's the same story over and over again

Everybody should have a grandmother especially if you don't have television.....

because they're the only grown ups that have time.



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A good one again,,,,,, :)


Me a grandad,,,,we teach useful things,, hunter gathering,how to live of the land,,light fires with two sticks,,,,,, MAN STUFF !!!!!!!!! none of that girly stuff,,, :)


Nice one xxx I'm a granny :-)


That's me to a T !! Lol :-)


Grannies are fine until they are married to you :D


who told you about my funny underwear? do I need to unhook my webcam? cheeky :D


Just me. Yesterday when taking my 5yr old grandaughter to a play area I asked her if her tongue ever ached because she never stops talking. No gran she said, but I do get earache -its my own voice that does it. She loves spending time with me and using my picker upper, feather duster, and feeding the birds and squirrels in the garden.


I have said many times, that all schools should invite oap's to visit or take the children to visit them in care-homes and listen to 'old' stories of the way things used to be, like using a rubbing board and getting the tin bath out for our nightly bath. Using an outside toilet with newspaper for toilet paper and creepy crawlies on the white washed walls. My granddaughter sits and listens and asks why this and what that.


Remember when we were the children looking at grandparents with curious eyes hardly believing such an age could be true older than teachers ! now we have our own grandchildrens curious eyes upon us hardly believing we are so old.


AS a grandmother and great grandmother thank you for that one, guess that's how we do appear to younger eyes, my youngest grandson when little thought it was great I had magic teeth that came out., but most children still expect grandparents to be old and grey, funny how expectations or images of grandparents have not change much over the generations.


A Granny, to me. is someone who has mint imperials in her hand bag and smells of lavender _ and plates choc. digestive biscuits plain side up ! (to fool us kids,I think) ;) Now it's my turn I am getting ready for a visit from my great grandson - check - fluffed mints, done, quick spray of eau de lav, done - just bisciits to do - now where did I put them...................... ;(


all my grandparents died from T.B at a early age, but i am so proud of my grandchildren, to give them something i never had



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