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My Heart Melts

Updated on October 4, 2014

My Heart Melts: Courtesy of My Three Grandkids

I'm what many people would call a tough old bird. I don't hug friends and family each time I see them. I'm crass and say what I mean and mean what I say.

But my heart melts when it comes to my three grandkids. I know every grandparent thinks their grandchildren are the best. Of course! But for me, mine are the best. For me.

All three are smart, funny, easy going, and by golly, they like me! They really like me! (To borrow Sally Field's Academy Awards acceptance speech.)

All personal photos on this page by Peggy Hazelwood

These cousins are good friends.
These cousins are good friends.

Let Me Introduce You

I want to introduce my grandkids to you, but I'm a fairly private person. I want to protect their identities so will change their names and not show photos that would make them too recognizable.

Paranoid? Maybe. But I just want to keep them safe and sound.

First of all, my two children are the best. They gave me the best three grandchildren, after all.

My son and his wife have a boy and a girl: I'll call them Mister and Missy. My daughter in law is Chinese and my son speaks Chinese so two of my grandkids call me Popo (the Chinese word for paternal grandmother). It's pronounced (badly by me who does not know the tones well) like this: pau pau.

My daughter and her husband have one boy: Buster Brown From Out of Town. Buster calls me Momma Grandma. Can you guess what he calls his dad's mom?

My Heart Melts When They Ask If I Can Fix Bacon

I love bacon, and I knew my grandkids would too. I have made bacon for them more times than not when they come to visit me.

My children, health conscious parents that they are, don't fix bacon very often, if ever, for their children. And those children happen to be my grandchildren, who happen to love bacon. See, I told you they would!

One time my son was watching a show with my oldest two grandkids (yes, they also happen to be his kids) and they mentioned on the show that grandmas sometimes fix something to eat special just for grandkids. Then they asked if your grandmother makes something special for you to eat.

My granddaughter said, "Popo fixes us bacon."

Smart, Clever, and Can Cross Stitch!

Smart, Clever, and Can Cross Stitch!
Smart, Clever, and Can Cross Stitch!

Mister is Clever

I really do call my grandson "Mister," as in "Come on, Mister, let's go" and "Hello, Mister." Stuff like that.

Once my daughter in law, Mister, Missy, and I were leaving the Phoenix Ikea store. It was surprise, surprise, a hot day. A soft mist of water was lightly spraying down on us from the misting system as we went outside.

Mister said, "Hello, Misters!"

Missy is Crafty

Missy is Crafty
Missy is Crafty

Missy Loves to Craft with Me

My granddaughter sweetly asks if we can make a bracelet or a necklace or paint or any of the other numerous crafts we do when she visits. We recently painted some clothespins, glued on a felt fin, and made mermaids.

She loves to try new crafts and so do I. Someone once said, I like making earrings but you have to make two. I agree. Once I've made something, I'm ready to try something new. So when she wants to try new things, you know what happens: my heart melts.

My Heart Melts When Buster Does His Funny Stuff

My Heart Melts When Buster Does His Funny Stuff
My Heart Melts When Buster Does His Funny Stuff

Buster Brown Is All Boy

Recently Buster Brown was in town, and he put the decorative ladder on top of this car and drove around the yard. He's always doing funny things and saying funny things and making us laugh.

Yep, my heart melts.

Do Your Grandkids Make Your Heart Melt? - I Bet They Do!

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Let me know you stopped by - even if you don't have grandkids.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @RinchenChodron: Thanks so much. I really think so!

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      You do have special grandkids!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      @GramaBarb: Thanks, Barb, and for including this lens in your Grandparents list today.

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      GramaBarb 4 years ago from Vancouver

      Love your lens - you wrote it with your heart! Wonderful read!

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      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      @Virginia Allain: Stopped by to see all the cute grandkids again. You're a wonderful grandmother.

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      What a blessing to have grand kids. You life is truly enriched by them.

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      TheMinuteIdea LM 5 years ago

      Yoly grandkidsyou are really blessed :)

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Almost makes me wish I had grandchildren... almost. Glad you enjoy them so much. Actually I like kids a lot, but never enough to have any of my own.

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      Darcie French 5 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Very sweet kids and a lovely tribute to being a grandparent :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Awe, another melted heart Grandma, I understand!!!

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      2brich 5 years ago

      I have grandchildren and great godchildren. They are all so special. I prefer the name Nana

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      It will take me many more years to have grandkids. Children are always adorable when they are not naughty.

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      You got it goin' on Momma Grandma!

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      Such a nice story thanks so much.

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      Heidi Vincent 5 years ago from GRENADA

      I can see why your heart melts. You have lovely grandchildren.

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      So far I have only one grandchild but she is adorable. I can realte to everything you say. :)

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      adragast24 5 years ago

      Beautiful grandchildren. I don't have grandkids, but I still remember when my grandma was making doughnuts. The best of the world. Also, I am happy that my parents connect well with my son (grandparents connection) as like you with your grandchildren, they can be more generous and less health-focussed than us the parents.

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      ryanhx64 5 years ago

      My heart melted reading this squidoo

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      GiaDoberman 5 years ago

      This is a very sweet lens, I'm not a grandmother yet but I'm sure looking forward to seeing the day :)

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      Bacon is my staple food on weekends.

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      Grandkids can make us smile even when we are down.

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      aiyaya 5 years ago

      so sweet

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      Truly enjoyed your lens! Sounds like you have wonderful grandkids, and you are a great Grandma to have around :)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Bacon, I love bacon, too and our grandchildren. We'll start seeing them this Sunday.

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      Childbirth_Educator 5 years ago

      Looks like somebody is having a fun summer. Thanks for sharing.

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      Margarita Boettcher 5 years ago from Morrison, Colorado

      Very nice:) I enjoyed your lens.I don't have grandkids but I'm sure I am not too far away. Did you say you are in AZ? I grew up there! I have been in CO for 12 years now. Not sad to be off the surface of the sun:D

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      washer 5 years ago

      It's so sweet lens :)

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      nuestraherencia 5 years ago

      It's no wonder your grandkids love you too! How awesome for a grandma to take the time to let us all know how much she loves her grandkids...I truly enjoyed this page...May you and your grandkids have many more happy memories...Grandparents are the best!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      fun page, Blessed!

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      BestRatedStuff 5 years ago

      Adorable grandchildren with a deservedly proud grandma. Nice to read through

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 5 years ago from Northern California

      Glad to see someone else is concerned about protecting children's identities. Fun idea for the melting quest.

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      gottaloveit2 5 years ago

      I think your grandkids are among the most adorable I've ever seen and I love the stories you tell of them.

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      What sweethearts! I don't have any grandkids, maybe sometime in the future.

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      AngryBaker 5 years ago

      no grandchildren... but I've given my mom 3

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      carolinarobin 5 years ago

      I have no grand children, but my significant other has 12!