There’s really nothing better in this world than your grandparents. They spoil you rotten, slip you dollar bills, and always remember your birthday. They bake you cookies, tell you stories about the ‘good old days,’ and teach you important life lessons. Since National Grandparents Day is just a few days away —this year it’s Sunday, September 9 — now is the perfect time to pay tribute to all the great Nana’s and Papa’s out there. Here are 13 memes for Grandparents Day 2018 that totally capture all of their lovable quirks.
My 93-year-old grandma is just the cutest little white-haired wonder I have ever seen. Without fail, before I’m even in the door, she’s offering me a cookie or a 7-Up. She uses disposable wind-up cameras (I know, it’s crazy they even still make those!) and still does her daily crossword puzzle. I definitely don’t see her as much as I should, but I guess that’s what National Grandparents Day is for — to get us to pick up the phone, put a card in the mail, or visit the people in our life who have always been there for us, good ol’ gran and gramps.
Sure, they’re tech challenged and probably shouldn’t be allowed behind the wheel, but that’s what makes them grandparents. So, without further ado, here are 13 hilarious memes that will make you want to call your grandparents stat.
It’s true, most grandparents don’t have a clue about technology. But, since many were born before televisions were even invented, I guess they get a pass for not knowing how to use an iPhone.
They’re Driving Skills Are Questionable
If there’s one sound that I associate with my grandpa, it’s his Buick’s turn signal. I’m not sure what it is about grandparents and blinkers, but they sure do love to let the world know when they’re turning.
They Love To Feed You!
Grandmas love “putting some skin on your bones.” You got to love that when you leave Grandma’s house, you’re about five pounds heavier.
They’re Invested In Your Love Life
Grandparents are kind of like the original Tinder. They always are on the lookout for your perfect mate, even if that person is already, you know, engaged…
They Want You To Put Down Your Phone Already
“Kids these days, always on their phones!” said every grandparent ever. But maybe they’re on to something. They certainly seem to have longer attention spans than we do.
They Make Epic Dinners
The best thing about going to your grandma’s for a Sunday dinner is that you get to sit back and chill, while she somehow makes whipping up a multi-course meal look effortless.
Their Voicemails Are Priceless
Whether you grandparents’ voicemails are insanely long, or mostly just heavy breathing, you really should save them because they’re pretty precious.
They’re Dapper AF
Grandpas know a thing or two about grooming. Whether it’s a perfect shave, or a snappy bowtie, men of that generation know how to put a look together. Take note, sons!
They Treat You Like A King/Queen
Grandparents know how to spoil you rotten, and that usually means endless sweets and a handful of dollar bills!
They’re Always Early
You know that your grandparents will always be the first ones there, no matter what. Maybe a little too early, but hey, they’ve got that Early Bird Special to get to.
Me: All my friends are getting married. Grandma: Yeah? All my friends are dying. — Funny Grandma Quotes
When you’re playing your tiny violin trying to elicit sympathy, your grandma can, and will, always one up you. OK grandma, you win.
Bigger dummies than you. — Georgia Hardstark
On the true-crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder, co-host Georgia Hardstark relayed the advice her grandma gave her whenever she got discouraged. Bigger dummies than you [have succeeded]. Tell your grandma thank you for never letting you give up on yourself.
Grandparents surfing online: I don’t want to open a new window; it’s already cold in here. — Grandparents Visitation Blog
For people who are new to computers, having common sayings like “open a new window” mean something else entirely can be confusing. Give your grandparents a hand before they create their own Facebook wall on the wall of their living room.
The best babysitters, of course, are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida. — Dave Barry
Hey, your grandparents already raised their kids, and sometimes they peace out because they just can’t even. However, when you come to visit they’re super happy to see you because they know they’ll be sending you back a week later.
They have to answer questions like “Why isn’t God married?” and “How come dogs chase cats?” — a student of teacher Margaret Mather
Hey, your grandparents likely spent hours patiently explaining the mysteries of the universe to you. This grandparents day, return the favor by explaining a few things to them. It’s a small price to pay for all they’ve done for you. When grandma asks what a BAE is, tell her that today, she is your one and only BAE. Because, National Grandparents Day!