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6 reasons why grandmas are the best


  1. They don’t mind if the baby pulls their hair then licks their face. In fact, they recognise this as the great compliment that it is.
  2. They know that a baby can never have too many books, even if the baby primarily uses these books for chewing purposes.
  3. They’re the only ones besides your partner who are genuinely interested when you start talking about the color and frequency of your baby’s poo.
  4. They believe that your baby is a genius. Nothing will convince them otherwise, even when the baby licks the couch or tries to eat toilet paper.
  5. They’re willing to babysit so you and your partner can enjoy a meal out together. Alone! In a restaurant! With beer!
  6. They did all this baby stuff for you once. Comforted you when you cried at 4am. Cleaned up your poonamis. Read you the same book over and over until they wanted to poke their eyes out. Made you dinner then watched you throw it on the floor. They are superheroes.

15 thoughts on “6 reasons why grandmas are the best”

  • Grandmothers are indeed the best! For my mother we can add to the list, “looks after my son 3 days a week,” as so many grandparents do nowadays, and even “takes in their 35 year old single parent daughter and her child” so I don’t know where I would be without her really! She is utterly convinced that I never threw my dinner on the floor though (and seems continually astonished that my son does it). What the mind forgets! #thebabyformula

  • Totally agree. Although I am a bit jel of your free babysitting! They even tolerate ill grandchildren, knowing they will catch it 3 days later! Big up Grandma’s! #abitofeverything

  • Gosh so true! My mother always says my daughter is ‘just so bright!’ which I follow up with aren’t you a little bias and she says ‘NO!’. A grandparent’s love is so special. I would also add that grandmas are great because they will offer and often insist on changing dirty diapers 🙂 #BestAndWorst

  • Absolutely spot on! I am all those things Lol. I email my daughter in law every day describing his latest poo (I have him while she and my son work). I know he’s the brightest baby ever. Licking faces and pulling hair, bring it on. I just love it #abitofeverything

  • It is so great that you have your parents supports nearby. My parents are back in Thailand – so my kids aren’t so lucky to experience these affections enough. But we are very excited to be going back this Easter and we can’t wait for our Evelyn to meet her grands for the first time. Hopefully, things will go well. Thanks for sharing. #TheBabyFormula

  • Ha ha! Love this, 3 + 4 are true to my heart, my Mom thinks my baby is the smartest baby in the world and I talked to her for what felt like 3 hours about poo, was probably only 30 minutes (ha ha ONLY 30 mins!) #thebabyformula

    • I never thought I could talk about poo so much – but it changes so much from day to day. Especially since we started the Popple on solids. Now poo is REALLY interesting – and gross.

  • Awwwww lovely post! This is all so true and I think they really love every second of it ?
    Thanks for linking up and hope you can next week too #TheBabyFormula

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