"If I would have known that grandchildren were going to be so much fun I would have had them first."
"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
"I love this child. Red-haired — patient and gentle like her mother — fey and funny like her father. When she giggles I can hear him when he and I were young. I am part of this child. It may be only because we share genes and that therefore smell familiar to each other.... It may be that a part of me lives in her in some important way.... But for now, it’s jelly beans and 'Old MacDonald' that unite us."