It seems just like yesterday that Talia was a toddler who loved nothing more than to be pushed on the playground swings.
Then one day I turned around and Joe was asking me if he could marry her. And then a few days ago the two of them told Karen and I that they were pregnant.
Wow. I'm still digesting that one. I still don't know what grandchildren should call me (I welcome your suggestions).
Of course it's going to be great to be a granddad (though I'm just trying to figure out how I feel about being married to a grandma). Some quotes I like:
Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. ~Author Unknown
Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old. ~Mary H. Waldrip
A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. ~Author Unknown
When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy
The reason grandchildren and grandparents get along so well is that they have a common enemy. ~Sam Levenson
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
I always give my grandkids a couple of quarters when they go home. It's a bargain. ~Gene Perret
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
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Pop-pops have only so many horsey rides in them. ~Gene Perret
When grandparents enter the door, discipline flies out the window. ~Ogden Nash
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
Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers. ~Lewis Mumford