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30 Legit Reasons Why Grandparents Are The Cutest People On Earth

30 Legit Reasons Why Grandparents Are The Cutest People On Earth

When we think of the words ‘cute’ and ‘adorable’, our minds likely flash to images of babies and small fuzzy animals.

But what about grandparents?

When we think of grandparents, we think of amazing home cooked food and presents, but also hearing difficulties, forgetfulness, clumsiness and many other aspects of old age. However, with old age comes a lifetime of humor and novelty.

Here are 30 reasons why, when you think of the word ‘adorable’, your thoughts should go straight to your grandparents:

1. They have a unique sense of humor.

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    It is no secret that grandparents can be a lot more fun to hang out with than your actual parents, however this is one cute and hilarious way to remember that. Their sense of humor often leaves you giggling all the way home.

    2. They never disappoint.

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      It is not unlike grandparents to think outside the box. And really, most of the time, it’s worth it and extremely adorable.

      3. They are a force to be reckoned with.

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        They might be old, but they are still a force to be reckoned with. Honestly, you wouldn’t want to be up against this guy.

        4. They know their limits.

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          You’re their grandchild. Of course they love you…but not that much. They know exactly what their limits are when it comes to spoiling you.

          So go bother your parents instead.

          5. They don’t really understand your jokes.

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            You might have to explain tech talk every once in a while. They aren’t ignorant, however words like ‘cookies’ meant something entirely different back in the day.

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            6. They know how to think outside the box.

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              This is not the general way to open a Gatorade, however your grandparents’ weird and wacky antics can leave any dull day just a little bit brighter.

              7. They are forever classy.

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                Their generation was classy, and some things never change. No matter how old they are, they sure know how to dress!

                8. They are smarter than you think.

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                  Don’t assume that you know better than your grandparents. When they hear you bragging, they initiate that smug “oh please…” laugh-over-the-shoulder.

                  9. They can do whatever you can.

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                    No matter how old they are or how young you are, they can surprise you with their idea of fun. You might have more in common than you realize.

                    10. They like to torture you online.

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                      They can be as evil as any young person out there. Kids with grandparents on social media better watch out!

                      11. They don’t get technology and they don’t even care.

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                        They need major help with technology sometimes, but when their technology misadventures are this hilarious, maybe you should just leave them the way they are.

                        12. They can create their own amusement.

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                          Lonely day? No worries! Grandparents don’t need other people to make a party.

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                          13. They know their marriage is special.

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                            People who have been married a long time have a brilliant sense of humor. You know you’ve  reached a milestone in your marriage when you can crack these kinds of jokes.

                            14. They can make fun of themselves.

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                              They’ve lived out the best years of their lives, so it comes as no surprise that your grandparents can wake up each morning and proudly announce they have survived another day.

                              Only a grandparent can make a text like this sound incredibly adorable.

                              15. They always look amusing, no matter what they’re doing.

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                                In terms of impressiveness, grandparents never fail to deliver. You don’t have to wonder how this is so entertaining to watch.

                                For some reason, they are extremely cute no matter what they happen to be doing.

                                16. They know they can do anything.

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                                  Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Contrary to popular belief, grandparents don’t have much of an issue with getting down with the youngsters.

                                  17. They don’t need to be ‘cool.’

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                                    Grandparents have that uncanny ability to ruin something that was supposed to be completely ‘cool’ or ‘hip’. But we love them for it anyway, and it’s kind of cute if you think about it.

                                    18. They might be more reckless than you.

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                                      Never assume your grandparents are boring. As far as you know, they could be so far above you on the awesome scale.

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                                      19. They have no idea how adorable they are.

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                                        Maybe this is what makes them seem so forgetful? Oh well, it is extremely cute regardless. Sometimes they just have no idea that everything they do leaves you saying “Aww.”

                                        20. They know how to have fun.

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                                          What do your grandparents do while you aren’t around? They tear it up of course! Who says only young people have fun?

                                          21. They are NOT boring.

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                                            Would you call yourself reckless? Chances are your grandparents can beat you in that department. Who has time for being old?

                                            22. They ruin the joke without knowing.

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                                              It was only meant to be a joke, but that’s okay, it’s only cute when you do it. Grandparents have the skill of ruining the joke without annoying anyone.

                                              23. They make video chats unforgettable.

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                                                Who doesn’t love seeing these ridiculous faces in video chats? I bet these are the most unforgettable Skype moments of your life.

                                                24. They know your favorite references.

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                                                  When grandparents understand those favorite references, it just makes you love them even more.

                                                  25. They can never be bored.

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                                                    Grandparents have the most fun of all. They have lived their working lives to the max, and now they just get to chill out and do whatever they want, including this.

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                                                    26. They prefer to remain old school.

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                                                      Some grandparents decide that moving with the changing times is boring. They like to stick to the old school methods.

                                                      27. They use technology like its 1999.

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                                                        You know all that expensive electronic equipment you would kill for? Well your grandparents have it and all they use them for is Solitaire.

                                                        They’re not stupid, they just know exactly what they want from technology, and it’s not Facebook.

                                                        28. They do what they want, regardless of what people think.

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                                                          Your grandparents have been around awhile and they know what really matters in life. They can pull the silliest antics in public and know that it doesn’t matter what other people say.

                                                          29. They know what’s important.

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                                                            Who says you can’t live without social media? Your grandparents, in most cases. At least they know what’s really important, and it’s adorable.

                                                            30. They can be the life of the party.

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                                                              Who cares about joint pain and social stigma? Grandparents love to let loose and when they do, it is the most adorable and amazing thing you will ever experience in your life.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Adorable Grandparents via storymixmedia.com

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                                                              How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                                                              How to Spend More Quality Time with Your Partner

                                                              You see your partner every single day. They are the first person you talk to in the morning and the last person you kiss goodnight.

                                                              But does seeing each other day in and day out equal a healthy relationship? Not necessarily.

                                                              Spending quality time with your partner is the best way to ensure your relationship stays healthy and strong. This means going above and beyond sitting together while you watch Netflix or going out for the occasional dinner. You deserve more from your relationship – and so does your spouse!

                                                              What does quality time mean? It means spending time with your spouse without interruption. It’s a chance for you to come together and talk. Communication will build emotional intimacy and trust.

                                                              Quality time is also about expressing love in a physical way. Not sex, necessarily (but that’s great, too!) but through hand-holding, cuddling, caressing, and tickling. Studies show that these displays of affection will boost partner satisfaction.[1]

                                                              So how do you spend quality time with your partner? Here are 13 relationship tips on making the most out of your time with your partner.

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                                                              1. Recognize the Signs

                                                              If you want a healthy relationship, you have to learn how to recognize the signs that you need to spend more quality time together.

                                                              Some telltale signs include:

                                                              • You’re always on your phones.
                                                              • You value friendships or hobbies over quality time with your spouse.
                                                              • You aren’t together during important events.
                                                              • You are arguing more often or lack connection.
                                                              • You don’t make plans or date nights.
                                                              • You’re not happy.

                                                              If you are experiencing any of these relationship symptoms, know that quality time together can reverse the negative effects of the signs above.

                                                              2. Try New Things Together

                                                              Have you ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument or speak another language? How about skydive or ballroom dance?

                                                              Instead of viewing these as solo hobbies and interests, why not involve your partner?

                                                              Trying new activities together builds healthy relationships because it encourages spouses to rely on one another for emotional and physical support.

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                                                              Shared hobbies also promote marital friendship, and the Journal of Happiness Studies found that marital satisfaction was twice as high for couples who viewed each other as best friends.[2]

                                                              3. Schedule in Tech-Free Time

                                                              Your phone is a great way to listen to music, watch videos, and keep up-to-date with friends and family. But is your phone good for your relationship?

                                                              Many couples phone snub, or ‘phub’, one another. Studies show that phubbing can lower relationship satisfaction and increase one’s chances of depression.[3]

                                                              Reduce those chances by removing distractions when spending quality time together and showing your partner they have your full attention.

                                                              4. Hit the Gym as a Couple

                                                              One way you can spend more time together as a couple is by becoming workout partners. Studies show that couples are more likely to stay with their exercise routine if they work out together.[4] Couples also work out harder than they would solo. One study found that 95 percent of couples who work out together maintained weight loss compares to the 66 percent of singles who did.[5]

                                                              Join a gym, do at-home couples’ workouts, try couples yoga, hit the hiking trails, or get your bikes out. No matter which way you choose to exercise, these healthy activities can promote a healthy relationship.

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                                                              5. Cook Meals Together

                                                              Pop open a bottle of wine or put some romantic music on while you get busy – in the kitchen, of course!

                                                              One of the best relationship tips for spending quality time together when you both have busy schedules is to cook meals together.[6]

                                                              Spice things up and try and prepare a four-course meal or a fancy French dish together. Not only is this a fun way to spend your time together, but it also promotes teamwork.

                                                              If all goes well, you’ll have a romantic date night meal at home that you prepared with your four hands. And if the food didn’t turn out the way you’d hoped, you are guaranteed to have a laugh and create new memories together.

                                                              6. Have a Regular Date Night

                                                              Couples experience a greater sense of happiness and less stress when they are spending quality time together.[7] One of the biggest relationship tips for a healthy partnership is to include a date night in your weekly routine.

                                                              The National Marriage Project found that having a weekly date night can make your relationship seem more exciting and helps prevent relationship boredom.[8] It also lowers the probability of divorce, improves your sex life, and increases healthy communication.

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                                                              Some great ideas for what to do on your date night include:

                                                              • Have a movie marathon – Gather up your favorite flicks and cuddle up on the couch.
                                                              • Play games together – Cards, board games, video games, and other creative outlets are a fun way to spend quality time together.
                                                              • Recreate your first date – Go back to that restaurant and order the same meal you did when you first got together. You can spice up your evening by pretending you’re strangers meeting for the first time and see how sexy the night gets.
                                                              • Plan a weekend getaway – There’s nothing better than traveling with the one you love.
                                                              • Dinner and a movie – A classic!
                                                              • Try a new restaurant – Make it your mission to rate and try all of the Mexican restaurants/Irish pubs/Italian trattorias in your area.
                                                              • Have a long sex session – Intimacy promotes the release of the oxytocin hormone which is responsible for a myriad of great feelings.[9]

                                                              Here’re even more date night ideas for your reference: 50 Unique and Really Fun Date Ideas for Couples

                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              The benefits of spending quality time together are endless. Here are just some of the ways it can contribute to a healthy relationship:

                                                              • Improves emotional and physical intimacy
                                                              • Lowers divorce rates
                                                              • Improves communication
                                                              • Reduces marital boredom
                                                              • Bonds couples closer
                                                              • Improves friendship
                                                              • Boosts health
                                                              • Reduces stress

                                                              These are all excellent reasons to start making date night a regular part of your week.

                                                              It’s easy to have a healthy relationship when you set aside dedicated time to share with your spouse. Try new things together, make your spouse your workout buddy, and look for innovative ways to be close and connected.

                                                              These relationship tips will bring great benefits to your marriage.

                                                              Featured photo credit: Allen Taylor via unsplash.com

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