Forget Daddy cool – Grandparents are cool!
11 July 2014
The coolest grandparents let you stay up late, laugh at rude rhymes, tell you secrets and are on Facebook according to our research. Our latest survey polled 2,000 children aged 5 to 15 to establish the traits and attributes that grandparents possess to be deemed ‘cool’.
On-trend grannies and granddads also own an iPad, always have homemade cakes available and push money in to your hands whilst saying ‘shhhh.’ Finding YouTube videos funny, letting them choose what they want for dinner, having picnics indoors and playing on the Wii were also on the cool list. As was knowing lots of card games, listening to music, letting them bake without moaning about the mess, and taking them on days out.
The poll also revealed the coolest grandparents are most likely to be called Ted and Maggie. They let their grandkids play in rain, always have sweets on hand and have an array of rude jokes up their sleeves.
In the cool stakes, the research found 65% of children described their grandparents as cool, 75% said they hoped to be like their grandparents when they grow old and 70% also said they thought their grandparents were much younger than their years.
Do you have a groovy grandparent? Or maybe you ARE one? Share your stories of how you spoil your grandchildren in the comments section below.
THE COOLEST GRANDPARENTS - TOP 20
- Let you stay up late
- Push money into our hands going 'sshh'
- Take you on days out
- Let you choose what you want for dinner
- Always have homemade cakes available
- Always have sweets on hand
- Let you bake and don't moan about the mess
- Take you on holiday with them
- Like listening to your music in the car
- They laugh at YouTube videos
- Know lots of card games
- Help you build dens
- Let you have picnics indoors
- Play on the Wii
- Tell you secrets you're not allowed to tell your parents
- Laugh at rude songs you learnt in school
- Have a drawer full of magnificent jewellery and nik-naks
- Let you go on the computer as long as you want
- Know modern songs
- Bring hot chocolate/tea to you in bed
COOLEST GRANDPARENTS WILL OWN…TOP TEN
- Flat screen TV
- Holiday home abroad
- HD TV
- Lots of games
- Facebook Account
- Email account
- Swinging hammock
COOLEST GRANDPARENTS IN THE PUBLIC EYE
- Female - Sharon Osbourne
- Male - Mick Jagger
NAME OF THE COOLEST GRANNY – TOP 5
NAME OF THE COOLEST GRANDDAD – TOP 5