Your siblings might drive you bonkers and your parents seem to have the magic ability to make you roll your eyes the second they open their mouths, but you know who has never led you astray? Your grandparents. Grandparents are cool AF, and as these quotes about grandparents for National Grandparents Day point out, they deserve to be celebrated each and every day for making life so awesome. Write these quotes in a card, share 'em on Facebook, do whatever you want. Just make sure to get the word out — grandparents are amazing.
Sept. 11 is National Grandparents Day 2016, a holiday that traditionally has fallen on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Even President Barack Obama is getting in on the celebration this year. In a proclamation issued from the press office of the White House on Sept. 9, the President officially recognized Sept. 11 as National Grandparents Day, and urged "all Americans to take the time to honor their own grandparents and those in their community." That's a mandate I can totally get behind.
Whether you talk to your grandparents daily, or only call on birthdays and holidays, use this day to reach out to the ones you love. And, if you're at a loss for words, let these quotes guide you. It doesn't matter what you say — your grandparents will be thrilled to hear from you no matter what.
1. "If nothing is going well, call your grandmother." — Italian proverb
2. "Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins." — Joyce Allston
3. "It is one of nature’s ways that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us." — Igor Stravinsky
4. "Every house needs a grandmother in it." — Louisa May Alcott
5. "When I'm at my grandparents', I know I literally have to do nothing but relax, enjoy myself, and enjoy my family members' company." — Tyson Chandler
6. "A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." — Erma Bombeck
7. "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy." — Sam Levenson
8. "Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting." — Author Unknown
9. "Because (grandparents) are usually free to love and guide and befriend the young without having to take daily responsibility for them, they can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations." — Jimmy Carter
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