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grand view “I’m too young to be a grandparent!”

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wish I had a quarter for every time I’ve heard that. Usually it’s followed with	“I’m	not	THAT	old!”	Well,	of	course,	you	ARE	that	old...exactly	 that old, whatever age you are and regardless of how you feel about it. I’ll confess, when I became a grandmother (before age 40), the same thought occurred to me. Still, it surprises me that smart people walking around with smart phones can be so disconnected when it comes to their perceptions of today’s grandparents. Becoming a grandparent shouldn’t be lumped together with markers of maturity like gray hair or reading glasses. My perception—and my reality—is that becoming a grandparent has brought	me	joy	and	purpose	as	well	as	expanding	my	horizons. Looking old...feeling old...doing “old person” things—those are largely the result of daily life choices, not of becoming a grandparent. On the contrary, now is the time to renew the wonder of life, not retreat from it. So, when you hear someone say, “How did I get old enough to be a grandparent?” you could suggest a more positive perspective. You could even try a little shock therapy: Show them this video of some Brazilian grandmothers. (WARNING: These are attractive women, barely dressed. If you don’t want to see them, please don’t open the video.) To	take	this	point	to	the	next	level,	I’m	considering	a	talent	search	for	 a	2011	Sexy	GRANDparent	Calendar	to	help	dispel	the	“grandparents	 are	old,	decrepit	people”	myth.	The	calendar	would	be	sexy	in	the	most	 positive sense of the word: sensual, vital, attractive and, above all, in good taste. What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Please let me know at ccrosby@grandmagazine.com. Meanwhile, I hope you enjoy this issue and I’m delighted you’re part of our GRAND family.

Christine Crosby Founder and Publisher
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
Contents
GRAND Treasure Hunt
I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Central
Want it? Win it!
Marian Robinson: First Grand
Around the world in 80 memories
7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
Have health, will travel
Not so grand
Splitsville
Text-a-grand
Are you a safe driver?
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 2
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Contents
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Treasure Hunt
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 5
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - I’m too young to be a grandparent!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 8
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 9
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 10
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Central
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 12
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 13
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 14
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 15
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Want it? Win it!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 17
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 18
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 19
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Marian Robinson: First Grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 22
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 23
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Around the world in 80 memories
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 7 travel essentials: Don’t leave home without ’em
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Have health, will travel
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Not so grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Splitsville
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Text-a-grand
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Are you a safe driver?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 38
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 40
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 41
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 42
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 45
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2010 - 46
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