Advertising
Advertising

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.

download

    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.

    Oe14COH

      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.

      giphy (6)

        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.

        success-old-people_o_193284

          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.

          old-people-internet-fails-funny-0

            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.

            Advertising

            6. They know how to think outside the box.

            mfj0Ykn

              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.

              adorable-elderly-couple-getting-ready-for-wedding-ceremony-by-top-florida-wedding-photography-dana-goodson

                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.

                giphy (1)

                  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.

                  funny_old_people_38

                    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.

                    2msdpq

                      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.

                      oh-grandparents_o_720909

                        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.

                        giphy (8)

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

                          Advertising

                          13. They know their marriage is special.

                          image (1)

                            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.

                            Breaking-News

                              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.

                              giphy (9)

                                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.

                                giphy (4)

                                  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.’

                                  1c41ce9d9ba4e57bc652c33278e6a8ba5182ac0600f68410ca334f5ad7e73fce

                                    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.

                                    e5dbf99ba09220bd15ff4d8182d3255550a96c03fb6f54a8d014d06ff2970c84

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

                                      Advertising

                                      19. They have no idea how adorable they are.

                                      giphy (3)

                                        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.

                                        giphy (2)

                                          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.

                                          z2Krdqr

                                            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.

                                            download (1)

                                              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.

                                              giphy (7)

                                                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.

                                                funny-old-people-23

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

                                                  25. They can never be bored.

                                                  giphy

                                                    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.

                                                    Advertising

                                                    26. They prefer to remain old school.

                                                    old-school_o_956843

                                                      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.

                                                      lBodKYm

                                                        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.

                                                        AGxXV

                                                          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.

                                                          GIFSec.com

                                                            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.

                                                            giphy (5)

                                                              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

                                                              More by this author

                                                              Elizabeth Andal

                                                              Elizabeth is a passionate writer who shares about lifestyle tips and lessons learned in life on Lifehack.

                                                              10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On 15 Things Narcissists Don’t Do 10 Signs You Are Dating A Great Guy Who You Should Never Let Go 10 Things You’ve Never Considered About People With Tattoos 8 Amazing Benefits of Grapes (+5 Refreshing Recipes)

                                                              Trending in Communication

                                                              1 5 Steps to Cultivate a Positive Mental Attitude 2 9 Ways to Prepare for Change and Live Your Dream Life 3 7 Steps to Start Living Your Dream Life Right Now 4 How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want 5 What Happiness Is and Is Not: The True Meaning of Being Happy

                                                              Read Next

                                                              Advertising
                                                              Advertising
                                                              Advertising

                                                              Last Updated on August 19, 2019

                                                              How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want

                                                              How to Be True to Yourself and Live the Life You Want

                                                              We live in a world that constantly tells us what to do, how to act, what to be. Knowing how to be true to yourself and live the life you want can be a challenge.

                                                              When someone asks how we are, we assume that the person does not mean the question sincerely, for it would lead to an in depth conversation. So telling them that you are good or fine, even if you’re not, is the usual answer.

                                                              In an ideal world, we would stop and truly listen. We wouldn’t be afraid to be ourselves. Instead, when we answer about how we are doing, our mask, the persona we show the world, tightens. Sometimes even more so than it might have been before. Eventually, it becomes hard to take off, even when you’re alone.

                                                              Imagine a world where we asked how someone was doing and they really told us. Imagine a world where there were no masks, only transparency when we talked to one another.

                                                              If you want to live in a world that celebrates who you are, mistakes and all, take off the mask. It doesn’t mean you have to be positive or fine all the time.

                                                              According to a Danish psychologist, Svend Brinkman, we expect each other to be happy and fine every second, and we expect it of ourselves. And that “has a dark side.”[1] Positive psychology can have its perks but not at the expense at hiding how you truly feel in order to remain seemingly positive to others.

                                                              No one can feel positive all the time and yet, that is what our culture teaches us to embrace. We have to unlearn this. That said, telling others you are ‘“fine”’ all the time is actually detrimental to your wellbeing, because it stops you from being assertive, from being authentic or your truest self.

                                                              When you acknowledge a feeling, it leads you to the problem that’s causing that feeling; and once you identify the problem, you can find a solution to it. When you hide that feeling, you stuff it way down so no one can help you.You can’t even help yourself.

                                                              Feelings are there for one reason: to be felt. That doesn’t mean you have to act on that feeling. It just means that you start the process of problem solving so you can live the life you want.

                                                              1. Embrace Your Vulnerability

                                                              When you are your true self, you can better self-advocate or stand up for what you need. Your self-expression matters, and you should value your voice. It’s okay to need things, it’s okay to speak up, and it’s okay not to be okay.

                                                              Telling someone you are simply “fine” when you are not, does your story and your journey a great disservice. Being true to yourself entails embracing all aspects of your existence.

                                                              When you bring your whole self to the table, there is nothing that you can’t beat. Here’re 7 benefits of being vulnerable you should learn.

                                                              Can you take off the mask? This is the toughest thing anyone can do. We have learned to wait until we are safe before we start to be authentic.

                                                              In relationships especially, this can be hard. Some people avoid vulnerability at any cost. And in our relationship with ourselves, we can look in the mirror and immediately put on the mask.

                                                              Advertising

                                                              It all starts with your story. You have been on your own unique journey. That journey has led you here, to the person you are today. You have to be unafraid, and embrace all aspects of that journey.

                                                              You should seek to thrive, not just survive. That means you do not have to compete or compare yourself with anyone.

                                                              Authenticity means you are enough. It’s enough to be who you are to get what you want.

                                                              What if for the first time ever, you were real? What if you said what you wanted to say, did what you wanted to do, and didn’t apologize for it?

                                                              You were assertive, forthcoming in your opinions or actions to stand for what is right for you, (rather than being passive or aggressive) in doing so. You didn’t let things get to you. You knew you had something special to offer.

                                                              That’s where we all should be.

                                                              So, answer me this:

                                                              How are you, really?

                                                              And know that no matter the answer, you should still be accepted.

                                                              Bravery is in the understanding that you still may not be accepted for your truth.

                                                              Bravery is knowing you matter even when others say that you do not.

                                                              Bravery is believing in yourself when all evidence counters doing so (i.e. past failures or losses)

                                                              Bravery is in being vulnerable while knowing vulnerability is a sign of strength.

                                                              It’s taking control.

                                                              Advertising

                                                              2. Choose Your Attitude in Adversity

                                                              You can take control of your destiny and live the life you want by being true to yourself. You can start anytime. You can start today.

                                                              You can start with one day at a time, just facing what happens that day. Most of us get overwhelmed when faced with the prospect of a big change. Even if the only thing we change is our attitude.

                                                              In one instant, you can become a different person with a change of attitude. When you take control of your attitude, you become able to better understand what is around you. This allows you to move forward.

                                                              Originally, you may have had a life plan. It could have started when you were little; you were hoping to become a mermaid, doctor, astronaut or all three when you grew up. You were hoping to be someone. You were hoping to be remembered.

                                                              You can still dream those dreams, but eventually reality sets in. Obstacles and struggles arise. You set on a different path when the last one didn’t work out. You think of all the “shoulds” in your life in living the life you want. You should be doing this…should be doing that…

                                                              Clayton Barbeau, psychologist, coined the term “shoulding yourself.’[2] When we are set on one path and find ourselves doing something different. It becomes all the things you should be doing rather than seeing the opportunities right in front of you.

                                                              But in all this disarray, did you lose sight of the real you?

                                                              It may be in our perceived failures and blunders that we lose sight of who we are, because we try to maintain position and status.

                                                              In being who we really are and achieving what we really want, we need to be resilient: How to Build Resilience to Face What Life Throws at You

                                                              It means that we do not see all possibilities of what might happen, but must trust ourselves to begin again, and continue to build the life we want. In the face of adversity, you must choose your attitude.

                                                              Can attitude overcome adversity? It certainly helps. While seeking to be true to yourself and live the life you want, you will have to face a fact:

                                                              Change will happen.

                                                              Whether that change is good or bad is unique to each person and their perspective.

                                                              You might have to start over, once, twice, a few times. It doesn’t mean that everything will be okay, but that you will be okay. What remains or should remain is the true you. When you’ve lost sight of that, you’ve lost sight of everything.

                                                              Advertising

                                                              And then, you rebuild. Moment after moment, day after day. We all have a choice, and in this moment, that matters.

                                                              You can choose to have a positive attitude, seeing the silver lining in each situation and, where there is none, the potential for one. Maybe that silver lining is you and what you will do with the situation. How will you use it for something good?

                                                              That’s how you can tap into yourself and your power. Sometimes it happens by accident, sometimes on purpose. It can happen when we aren’t even looking for it, or it can be your only focus. Everyone gets there differently.

                                                              You can rise, or you can remain. Your choice.

                                                              When the worst happens, you can rely on your authenticity to pull you through. That’s because Self Advocacy, speaking up to let others know what you need, is part of finding the real you.

                                                              There is nothing wrong with asking for help. Or sometimes, helping others can help us deal with the pain of a hurtful situation. You decide how you’re going to help others, and suddenly, you become your best self.

                                                              3. Do What Makes You Happy When No One’s Looking

                                                              Being the best version of you has nothing to do with your success or your status. It has everything to do with your Character, what you do when no one’s looking.

                                                              In order to create the life you want, you have to be the person you want to be. Faking it till you make it is just a way to white knuckle it through your journey. You have the fire inside of you to make things right, to put the pieces together, to live authentically. And Character is how you get there.

                                                              If you fall down and you help another up while you’re down there, it’s like you rise twice.

                                                              Along with attitude, your character is about the choices you make rather than what happens to you.

                                                              Yes, it’s about doing the right thing even when obstacles seem insurmountable.  It’s about using that mountain you’ve been given to show others it can be moved.  It’s about being unapologetically you, taking control, choosing your attitude in adversity and being the best version of you to create the life you want.

                                                              How do you know what you really want? Is it truly status or success?

                                                              Unfortunately, these things do not always bring happiness. And aspects of our image or “performance driven existence” may not achieve satisfaction. Materialism is part of our refusal to accept ourselves as enough. All the things we use to repress our true selves are about being enough.

                                                              “Enoughness” is what we truly seek, but ego gets in the way.

                                                              Advertising

                                                              Ego is the perception of self as outer worth. It’s not REAL self worth.

                                                              Ego represses our true self with a new self— the self of chasing ‘“Am I ever enough?”’ questions. And instead of filling our true selves with self-love and acceptance, when we “should ourselves” and chase “enoughness,” we feed the ego or our image.

                                                              It’s important to realize YOU ARE ENOUGH, without all the material trappings.

                                                              Stanford psychologist Meagan O’Reilly describes the damage of not thinking we are enough. One of her tactics for combating this is to complete the sentence,[3]

                                                              “If I believed I were already enough, I’d ____”

                                                              What would you do if you felt you were enough?

                                                              By believing you are enough, you can live the life you want.

                                                              So many fake it to try to get there, and they end up losing themselves when they lose more and more touch with their Authenticity.

                                                              Final Thoughts

                                                              By being yourself, you are being brave. By acknowledging all you can be, you tell the universe that you can until you believe it too. The steps are easy, and you are worth it. All of it is about the purpose you are leading and the passion that is your fuel.

                                                              Being true to yourself is all about mastering how to live life authentically rather than faking or forcing it. Having the life you want (and deserve) is about being trusting in yourself and the purpose you are living for. Both need passion behind it, fueling it each second, or you will experience burn out.

                                                              When you are authentic, you can call the road you walk your own. When you live your life for you and not just the results of all your actions (faking it till you make it), you can let go of what you don’t need. This clarifies and pushes purpose to you, living for something that is greater than you.

                                                              You will find that making decisions based on what will actually achieve your goals, will help you attain the life you want, and your success with each step, will allow you to enjoy the process. Good luck!

                                                              More About Living Your True Self

                                                              Featured photo credit: Ariana Prestes via unsplash.com

                                                              Reference

                                                              Read Next