Things Grandmas Have Said That Made Their Grandchildren Smile

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There’s nothing like making those grandbabies smile!

So I asked other grandmothers to share specific things they’ve said that they remember giving their grandson or granddaughter the biggest smile yet. The results are in, and these lines were so effective they’re even making me grin sitting here reading them! 🙂

Little girl smiling
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“Did you know that when your mom was your age, she tried to make a mud pie and accidentally used it as her birthday cake?” -Lydia from Ohio

“You have the most contagious and heartwarming smile I’ve ever seen!” -Ruth from New York

“Once upon a time, there was a grand adventure with you as the hero, saving the kingdom from a tickle monster!” -Betty from Texas

“Why don’t cows have any money? Because the farmers always milk them dry!” -Shirley from California

“You’re so creative! I’m always amazed by the wonderful things you come up with.” -Helen from Illinois

“I remember when you were just a tiny baby, you’d make the funniest faces when you were sleeping.” -Ethel from Florida

“We have a secret family handshake that only you and I know. Want to learn it?” -Joyce from Georgia

“Your laugh is like music to my ears; it always brightens my day.” -Mildred from Colorado

“I once wore my shirt inside out all day and didn’t even realize it until your grandpa pointed it out!” -Mary from Michigan

“You and I have a special connection that spans generations, and that makes me so happy.” -Grace from Virginia

“One day, your grandpa and I were dancing in the living room, and we accidentally knocked over a lamp! We couldn’t stop laughing.” -Caroline from Pennsylvania

“When I was a kid, I used to think that if I swallowed a watermelon seed, a watermelon would grow in my belly!” -Florence from Arizona

“You always remind me of the good things in life, like sunshine and laughter.” -Gladys from North Carolina

“Did I ever tell you about the time I tried to bake cookies without a recipe? They came out looking like alien pancakes!” -Doris from Oregon

“You’re always so kind and thoughtful; it makes me proud to be your grandmother.” -Lillian from Washington

“When your dad was little, he had a secret hideout in the backyard where he’d go to read books.” -Edna from Wisconsin

“Why did the tomato turn red? Because it saw the salad dressing!” -Eleanor from Nevada

“I’m so lucky to have you in my life; you’re like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day.” -Mabel from Virginia

“Your curiosity and sense of adventure remind me of myself when I was your age.” -Irma from Minnesota

“You’re growing up so fast, but always remember that you’ll always be my precious grandchild, no matter how old you are.” -Martha from North Dakota

I hope you enjoyed reading these as much as I did! To know all of this happiness was being spread across the country is such a great feeling. If we say or do just one thing per day to make those grandkids smile, they’ll be better off for it — I have no doubt about it!

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