If I were using my mom as a point of reference I'd hypothesize that all grandparents must have magnets in their legs! That or something magical happens when they sit down!
Every living creature in the house is drawn to that person's lap! As soon as my mom walks in the door everyone comes running!
Nammie came over to watch the kids for me tonight so I could go play Bunco. As soon as she sat down this is what happened! Everyone curled up to watch Monsters Inc. and no one noticed that I left. I guess that's a good thing. Makes it easier to leave and have fun knowing they are well loved and cared for... and have a comfy lap to curl up on!