Grandchildren

Grandchildren - My daughter and 2 grandsons
Philippines
January 8, 2007 9:18pm CST
They say grandchildren sort of 'taste better than your children', or they make you more happy. Seems true. What do you think?
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12 responses
@killailla (1301)
• Canada
11 Jan 07
i think it is just a saying, you know the whole grand parents get to give great gifts, have tons of fun, then give the baby back when it cries lol. I dont think they are actually happier with grand children then their own as they dont get to watch them grow every day~
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
11 Jan 07
All of my grand children are "step" grands. I have the best time with them in the store. My husband is white and so we will all be in a store and the kids will be calling me grandma-ma...likeon he Addams family. People turn and stare...you should see the expressions. I always have to buy the grands something special just for helping me mess with people!
• India
11 Jan 07
ya what you said is right.
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
12 Jan 07
Well, I don't really know. But, I'll find out when I get to be a grandma.
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@budsr03 (2355)
• Canada
11 Jan 07
In my case that is true. I was hardly around to watch my three children grow up, but I get a second chance with my grandchildren!
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@nannacroc (4049)
10 Jan 07
Grandchildren are great, you can have all the fun with them and leave the responsibility to their parents. I loved bringing up my daughters but with getting them to behave properly, making sure they were fed and clothed, making sure homework got done and having them 24 hours a day seven days a week it sometimes got stressful. With my three grandsons I can have them when I want and just play it's great.
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• Ireland
9 Jan 07
I suppose in a way it's true. I am very happy that I have had three children, but I can be doubly happy that I now have a couple of grandchildren. However, I love them all equally and unconditionally. I have no favourites.
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• United States
9 Jan 07
Your right. With the grandchildren, you can spoil them, and then return them to their parents. You can let them do things that you wouldn't let your children do. And, they remind you of what being a kid is all about again. They bring out the child in you.
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
9 Jan 07
grandkids!! - we do our thing and raise our children and do all the hard work then we get to be our best play selves with the grandkids that come along!
They seem better since you have already raised your children, been the disciplinarian and did all the necessary things that is required to be a good parent. With Grandkids you can have fun. They are at your house normally only for a short time. You have the best of both worlds, kids in the house and your own space when they leave.
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@janet069 (663)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Grandchildren are the ones you can love and spoil then send them home for their parents to set up with them all night. Sort of like your children are paying for their raising.
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@samsonskola (3357)
• United States
9 Jan 07
I don't think that they really make you happier than your own children, but the one thing I like is that you can spoil your grandchildren rotten and then send them home to mom and dad!....I can have a lot more fun cause no matter how hyper they get, or whatever, I've had my fun and mom and dad have to pay the consequences...lol...seriously, they are quite different than your own children, and I love them all!
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@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
11 Jan 07
I have four grandchildren. They do not make me happier than my own two daughters that I love dearly, but I just appreciate them all in a different way. My daughter with three children, I can love them, and spoil them and send them home. That is so nice. However, hubby and I have partial custody of the other daughter's son, and their is a fine line between loving and spoiling and of course discipline in this situation as well. We are both grandparents and a second set of parents in this situation. Grandchildren are somewhat easier, however for the ultimate responsibility for them still does belong to the parents, and a grandparent gets to sit back and enjoy and reap the benefits! Grandchildren make my life richer and more complete.