Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Did you know…?

…grandparents represent one third of the population, with 1.7 million added every year?

…68% think being a grandparent brings them closer to their adult children?

…90% enjoy talking about their grandkids to just about everyone?

…37% become grandparents in the 40s, with the average age of grandparents in this country at 48?

…71% of grandparents say reading is one of their favorite activities?

…75% are online, 30% instant message and 56% share photos online?

…33% of grandparents have been married more than once?

…10% have a tattoo?

…that 6% of grandparents have started a blog?

…they spend $52 billion on their grandkids alone?

…60% live close to their grandchildren?

…46% wish they lived closer to their grandchildren?

…81% have their grandchildren for all or part of their summer vacation?

…86% of grandparents percent bake cookies for their family?

…the Marine and his Sunshine are going to have a baby?


Not that I’m excited or anything.



  1. I was so hoping this post was leading up to something like this!!!!!!!!!!!! I am just to excited for you, Dawn!!!!! I can't tell you how much fun you are gonna have and how much you will love being a GRANDparent!! I love being a mom and had so much fun with my kids but there is just something so different about being a GRANDmother!! Woo hoo! You made my morning!Congratulations to the Marine and to his Sunshine! And you :)
    Blogger is acting up again so I'm trying anonymous.

  2. Congratulations!

    You already have the tattoo, so you're all prepared to be one of the few(10%)...the proud...tattooed Grandmas. :-D

  3. Well then i guess that will make me a GREAT grandpa, Thanks to the Marine and his Sunshine, way to go.

  4. Hooray! So excited for you!!! Oh, and them too, I guess. But yay for Grandma Dawn!!!!

  5. Congratulations Dawn! Also too, your Marine and Sunshine on their expantion.


  6. Awww, how wonderful! Congratulations and Mazel Tov!

  7. Congratulations! Now, we need to have a discussion about what to call you? You look way too young to be called Nana!

  8. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I'm doing my own happy dance for you right now! Congrats to you and your kids!

  9. Such great news! I look forward to the day but for now I can wait. But when the day does come I may just have to move closer!

  10. THAT IS AWESOME, the Zadge shouts! And what perfect timing: it's like this little baby spirit came to fill the hole in your heart from the passing of your sweet Mom!

  11. Lovely, wonderful news for your family!

  12. Yay Dawn!!! Welcome to the club!! And BTW, I'm sure that 10% stat MUST be a little low... :-D

  13. So happy for all of you!

    Miss you tons.

  14. We are excited to be a "great uncle and aunt", and Ella will love to play with her new cousin. We're happy to help you through your G.T.P. (grandma training program) too! Love you guys!


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