Ten reasons why we love our grandmas! 49



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All grandparents should be loved and appreciated, because you play a very special role in your grandchildren’s lives. To celebrate the New Year, here’s a list of ten traits we love best about our grandmas!

1. You teach grandchildren the importance of music

Whether it’s Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin or Bing Crosby, we love that grandmas pass on their favourite music tastes to the next generation. Many grandmas might help their grandchildren learn a musical instrument too, whether it’s the piano or simply banging pots and pans!

2. You understand your grandchildren’s favourite literary characters, but still celebrate the classics

Most grandmas know all about Peppa Pig and her modern friends. However, we love that grandmas also take the time to read about Winnie the Pooh, Eloise and Peter Rabbit. They are well-adored literary classics, after all!

3. You share the family’s secret recipes

We love that grandmas take the time to cook with their grandchildren, passing down time-honoured family recipes. It’s even better when the grandkids are allowed to lick the mixing spoon!

4. You’ve learnt about new technologies to keep up with the grandkids

Most grandmas only use Facebook or Skype to keep up with their families. In fact, your Facebook feed is probably filled with photos of your grandchildren, but that’s just how you like it! Thanks for learning these new technologies, just for the sake of your loved ones.

5. You still send letters, postcards and parcels

Today the internet makes communicating instantaneous. However, we love that grandmas will still send their grandchildren snail mail. It teaches the important of patience and good old-fashioned anticipation!

6. You teach the grandchildren what’s important to you 

Do you volunteer at the local RSL? Do you bake cakes for community fundraisers? Or march in the ANZAC Day parades? We love it when grandmas involve the grandchildren in important causes. It makes even the littlest people feel part of something bigger!

7. You broaden your grandchildren’s horizons

We love when grandmas show their grandchildren holiday snaps and items from abroad. It helps young minds understand that the world boasts many different cultures and environments!

8. You’re always there in times of need

Grandmas who can be called upon for a loving hug, a shoulder to cry on, or just a listening ear, are simply the best. We love that grandchildren can turn to another trusted adult in times of need, and feel cherished and supported.

9. You teach the grandchildren about yourself

Reminiscing about years gone by, or explaining how the world has changed since your youth, helps little minds appreciate the passage of time. We love it when grandmas talk about the events and people who have shaped them personally.

10. You love unconditionally

Grandchildren are one of the best parts of life. We love that grandmas adore their grandchildren unconditionally, and that their house can often become a second home. Each and every grandma really is the best!

What makes being a grandma so special? Do you recognise these ten traits in yourself?

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  1. Happy to say I think I passed muster.

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    • Really? I work hard to do the right things . I have grandchildren I cannot see because of disapproval so I fight to make muster to simply see them. The grandchildren I spend life with its a breeze. I just be me and yep pass muster with ease. It’s a challenging road for me. Hope it’s not for you

  2. Every family & grandmother is different, why would we want to compair who’s better than another, most important thing is you love them unconditionally & they love you.💕

  3. Now grandma competitions .

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    • Thanks for your feedback Margaret. 🙂 Sorry, we weren’t meaning to create a competition. We just wanted to list a few things that we love about our grandmas, and why we think each of you is so special! – SaS

  4. i love all of my grandchildren individually and unconditionally, unfortunately i work full time and often on weekends, I try to have family dinner every second sunday at my house and I bake cookies and treats for them to take home and leftovers to help their parents out

  5. G/kids love the you and whatever makes you unique. Not what anyone else does or thinks! Gotta say there are times you astound me!

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    • Thanks for your feedback Roselyn. 🙂 Sorry, we weren’t meaning to create a competition. We just wanted to list a few things that we love about our grandmas, and why we think each of you is so special! – SaS

    • Oh it cant be easy to think up new stories, I dont envy your job. Dont worry well get you back on track! Lol happy new year

  6. I don’t want to be the best Grandma ever. I just want to be the best Nana they have

  7. When are you writers going to learn – haven’t we all told you enough over the last few weeks that this is billshit journalism – how about something original instead of copied off normal Facebook feed and cut the attitude

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  8. Some great ideas , especially the bit about sending them things through the mail as they check the mail for their Mum every day. Nice to find a Special letter for themselves. Thanks.

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