Joel Greenwald's Profile
About "Grandpa Toys":
When my wife and I started our family, we determined that we would differentiate between the two sets of grandparents by our fathers' hobbies. Since my father loved model railroading, my parents became "Grandma and Grandpa Trains". And, since my father-in-law loved to play chess, my wife's parents became "Grandma and Grandpa Chess".
So, when our daughter told us that she was having our first grandchild, we considered what he would call us. Given my penchant for playing (and, considering I filled my "man cave" with vintage toys), I couldn't resist the idea of "Grandpa Toys". Fortunately, like our mothers before her, my wife didn't mind, either.
- Joined March 13, 2009