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?

…that I AM GOING TO BE A GRANDMA?!

Not that I’m excited or anything.

  snoopy3

20 comments:

  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 :)
    ((hugs))
    Gigi
    Blogger is acting up again so I'm trying anonymous.

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  2. Congratulations!

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

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

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

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


    Duffylou

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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  11. Lovely, wonderful news for your family!

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

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  13. So happy for all of you!

    Miss you tons.

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  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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