You Wouldn't Believe What My Grandchild Did...

You Wouldn't Believe What My Grandchild Did...

by Lois Wyse, Lilla Rogers
     
 

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Lois Wyse--who in her previous bestsellers singlehandedly took granny out of the proverbial rocker and put her back in the thick of things--now not only redefines traditional roles of grandparents but also shares with readers a whole generation's excitement at discovering the wonderful and wacky world that opens up when your kids have kids.

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Lois Wyse--who in her previous bestsellers singlehandedly took granny out of the proverbial rocker and put her back in the thick of things--now not only redefines traditional roles of grandparents but also shares with readers a whole generation's excitement at discovering the wonderful and wacky world that opens up when your kids have kids.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Syndicated columnist Wyse ( Grandmother's Treasures ) surveys the experience of grandparenting, strewing anecdotes, cliches and children's clever sayings as she goes, along with smart comments about relations between children and their elders. Although she is a dedicated storyteller and preserver of family traditions, this grandmother is no rocking-chair, cake-baking stalwart, but instead asserts a grandmother's rights to dance, party, operate computers and send faxes, have boyfriends, remarry and enjoy ``fun without all that responsibility.'' With coy declarations about ``parents being our mutual enemy,'' Wyse emphasizes grandparents' roles as confidants and chronicles bonding of the young and old. (May)
Denise Perry Donavin
This collection of Wyse's popular "Good Housekeeping" columns depicts being a grandmother at its most pleasant. Wyse regales her readers with her own experiences as a contemporary grandmother who "doesn't dress like someone out of "Farmer's Almanac"," but many of her stories come from her readers, women who are "blessed with lithe bodies and active minds but old-fashioned love." They also exhibit an unapologetic braggodacio about the wonders of their grandchildren. Amid the anecdotes are a few tips for effective grandparenting and how to handle such issues as dating, family traditions, and runaway horses. According to Wyse's mother and readers who are quoted, great-grandmotherhood is another set of blessings altogether.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786202706
Publisher:
Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date:
11/30/1994
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
180

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