Grandparents Day — the Werther's Original of Hallmark holidays falls on Sunday, Sept. 8. There is perhaps no relationship in my life that had more of a profound effect on me than the one I shared with my MawMaw. Over the years, she made more than a few appearances on my Instagram feed, and finding the right words to describe my love for her wasn't always easy. That is why I understand why people might struggle to find the perfect Instagram captions for Grandparents Day. Not to worry, because I'm here to help.
Whether your grandparents are alive or have passed away, or you're speaking about your parents in their roles as Grandma and Grandpa, it's difficult to put your gratitude for these people in words. They're one of life's most special gifts. When it comes to my own grandparents, I tend to either stick with something funny — as my MawMaw would love — or famous quotes from books, songs, and movies. With my parents, a lot of my thoughts revolve around, "Jeez, Louise, they let my kids get away with way more than they ever let me." Which, I would argue, is a very valid point, and one that I'm sure my children will remind me of when I am a grandmother.
1. A Funny Pic
"Grandparents are badass. Mine is the most badass." #GrandparentsDay #SorryAboutYourLuck
That's my sister-in-law's hand beside my MawMaw's, and I am definitely saving this picture for my baby nephew. He needs to see that Mom does naughty things. This is of course in repayment for the annoying toys they've given my kids over the years.
2. A Classic Quote
“My grandmother had a love which found in me so totally its complement, its goal, its constant lodestar, that the genius of great men, all the genius that might ever have existed from the beginning of the world, would have been less precious to my grandmother than a single one of my defects.”
― Marcel Proust, The Guermantes Way
3. A Song
Honestly, if you're ever having emotions, Bill Withers can probably put them into words, so why not use one of his best songs to talk about your grandparents on Grandparents Day?
Used to hand me piece of candy
Picked me up each time I fell"
"Grandma's Hands" by Bill Withers
4. For Your In-Laws
"Thank you for giving me your child, so that I can give you grandchildren. Also for teaching him how to put the seat down." #ItsTheLittleThings #GrandparentsDay