Having kids makes you appreciate your parents in completely new ways, but the most important is as a grandparent to your little one. Here are 8 reasons that grandparents are the greatest, in no particular order.

  1. Free babysitting (and they love it)
  2. Amusing and sometimes fantastic gifts
  3. They find things from your childhood you completely forgot about but still love
  4. Always happy to give advice (this can be both good and bad)
  5. Their home becomes the new vacation destination
  6. They provide important genetic information (although sometimes a bit late: “you had that exact same issue”)
  7. Your kids get a sense of history
  8. They think your kids are as awesome as you think they are