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.
It's funny when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.
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
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
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!