Sunday, September 7, 2008

Welcome to my blog!


This is my first posting and I am so happy that you are visiting my blog.
About this blog. The
themes for my blog are family members and relationships. Each person whether it is the father, mother, siblings, grandparents or great-grandparents play an important roll in the family nucleus.

I will try and post a new blog on a regular basis. Sometimes I will include recipes that everyone will enjoy. Other times I will post a game or two. I want this blog to be both informative and enjoyable. Your comments are welcomed.

Grandparents are Special

There are many articles and
poems written about

Grandparents have many
special names. Bubby and
Zeidi, Grandma and Grandpa,
Saba and Safta
and so the list goes on.

If you look up the word

grandparent in the dictionary,
the definition is ‘one who has
a grandchild’. ‘The parent of
the mother or father’.

To me being a grandparent is one who gives their grandchildren unconditional love, who is ready with open arms and a soft shoulder. A grandparent doesn’t give unsolicited advice or criticism to the grandchild or the parents. Grandparents need to always remember that they raised their children and now that they are parents they must be allowed to raise their children.

A grandparent will sit on the floor with the baby and play with rattles and soft toys.

A grandparent will build magnificent buildings with a toddler, share an imaginary cup of tea, play the same game or read the same story over and over again.

A grandparent will sit at the table and help with a puzzle or maybe just keep the grandchildren company while they color. And in the case of an emergency a grandparent will volunteer to baby-sit.

A grandparent has to know that when the parents says ‘no’ it means‘no’.

A grandparent is filled with joy when the grandchildren come to visit. A grandparent saves and hangs up on the fridge all those special drawings for everyone to see. A grandparent enjoys every special milestone and a grandparent sees each grandchild as a special blessing.

My husband and I have been granted twelve precious grandchildren. I feel truly sorry for grandparents who are so busy with themselves that they deny themselves the true joy of being a grandparent. These grandparents also deny their grandchildren the pleasure of having grandparents.

Enjoy the 'grandparent quotes'

Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author unknown

What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. ~Gene Perret

A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. ~Author Unknown

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness,patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life, and, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani

There's no place like home except Grandma's. ~Author Unknown

Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother, the next you are all-wise and prehistoric. ~Pam Brown

Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends. ~Allan Frome

Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. ~Author Unknown

A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart. ~Author Unknown

Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things. ~Author Unknown

The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap. ~Author Unknown

Side notes.

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If you are a grandparent
you are invited to join my
Grandparents are Special
Yahoo group.

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  1. Ahem.) Please step back, ladies and gentlemen, so I can smash this bottle of Dom Perignon on the bow of Miriam's ship. SMASH!!! (Since it's not kosher, it's no loss.) MAZAL TOV, Miriam!

    I like your subject matter, your colors, your "variety show" flavor, and your warmth. Much success to you!

    And puh-puh-puh on the grandkids. May you and their dear parents get TONS of Yiddishe nachas from each and every one, for many long years of good health.

  2. Welcome to the JBlogosphere! Nice piece, also!

  3. Mazal Tov on your blog!!It's great that my mom is cool & writes a blog.Thanks for being such a great Safta to my kids.

  4. I love your new blog. Keep it up! Please (please) change the colour scheme - orange font on pink background is awful.


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