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March 5, 2013

Grandparenting is reward for having kids

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NORMAN —

One of our friends proudly posted this sign in his family room: “God couldn’t be everywhere so He made grandparents.”

Not to be outdone, my wife came up with this one for her sewing room: “Grandchildren always welcome, parents optional.”

My favorite really tells how many grandparents truly regard their grandkids: “What happens at Grandma’s house … stays at Grandma’s house.”

That could be one of the reasons we get all of those happy, unsolicited hugs from grandchildren.

Role models are important teachers in our lives. That thought often takes me back to my childhood and the warm memories of having my grandparents living next door.

Today, at 300 pounds plus, I know in my heart that I’m still Granny’s “little cherub.”

Keith Kappes is a columnist for The Morehead (Ky.) News. Contact him at kkappes@cnhi.com.

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