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He's Their Grandpa

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He's Their Grandpa

My husband... has never minded
    eating a vegetable he doesn't like
        just so they will eat theirs...

Or eating half smashed, soggy potato chips
          out of clammy little hands, 
                        when they've decided they would like to share...

He's fine... letting them play hairdresser...
        sitting patiently, while they curl his hair,

He will play Old Maid, pretending to have a sour face...
                        all the while letting them win

He doesn't mind drinking muddy looking tea
  from a tiny little cup, that is too small for his fingers

Or sitting out in the blazing sun
         on a hot summer afternoon
              watching them stay cool, as they frolic in the sprinklers

He shows excitement 
 over a Popsicle stick
      glued onto cardboard, 
          and tied with a bow....
              exclaiming it to be his favorite birthday gift...

He doesn't mind taking them up and down the aisles of Wal Mart
           for an hour, while they decide how to spend their dollar

He would rather spend his day playing hopscotch
     than a round of golf

He's their Grandpa.........

                 Just one more reason why I love him

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  1. Date: 10/12/2013 11:32:00 AM

    Great complimentary work to grandpa..Congrats.Sara

  1. Date: 10/12/2013 1:06:00 AM

    I remember this gem well my friend!...It has been on my favs list since the first time I read it - Tim

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 6:33:00 AM

    Congrats for the first place win in the contest, Carrie

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 10:41:00 AM

    Nice one Carrie, Congratulations on your deserved winning poem. Perfectly complimented by your pen. Have a nice day. xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 6:04:00 PM

    Yep, I'm agreeing, this is a really, really good poem. I was incredibly surprised when I got joint top spot on here, just had to look at your poem and now I'm even more surprised this didn't nudge ahead of mine. He sounds the sort of Dad I want to be when I grow up, written really well. And I cant help noticing how we both state love in our final lines

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 6:00:00 PM

    Marvelous!!!!! Congratulations Carrie!!!!!

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:46:00 PM

    Beautiful write ! Excellent ..I truly think all these poems are beautiful , Great win !!

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 11:47:00 AM

    lovely write Carrie well deserved place.....Seren

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 3:00:00 AM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I DIDN'T HAVE A CLUE...THIS WAS YOU!!!! Guess i'm just drawn to YOU!!!

  1. Date: 7/14/2011 9:54:00 PM

    Carrie, Congratulations on your contest entry! Thank you for entering your dedicated poem in my contest and also for supporting my contest. Have yourself a great and wonderful night. Sorry for the late congrats,..p.d

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 12:03:00 PM

    Congrats on your win, Carrie. Nice going. luv Ralph

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 10:49:00 AM

    Congratulations Carrie for your win in the contest "best dedication poem" sponsored by P.D. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 10:32:00 AM

    Good writing..I wish my hubby was like yours.He is so picky on his My Congratulations on your win sponsored by P.D.

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 8:35:00 AM

    Congrats Carrie on another excellent win in PD's contest with this sensitive and touching write luv..

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 4:14:00 AM

    My congratulations on this win in the contest of p.d., Carrie

  1. Date: 11/27/2009 10:48:00 AM

    a Great Grand Father'

  1. Date: 11/23/2009 8:43:00 AM

    They are lucky children! Very descriptive of grandfatherly ways! Thanks for your comment on my poem. If we can't be honest with God, then who can we be honest with?! Mary

  1. Date: 11/23/2009 5:49:00 AM

    Grandad years for the magic of lost childhood...don't we all. Great write. Thanks for reading my stuff. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/23/2009 12:36:00 AM

    A privilege position to be in Carrie our legacy in life.Thanks for your welcome comments today.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 11/22/2009 9:15:00 AM

    oh, I love this! Carrie!

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 7:49:00 PM

    Wonderful Grandpa indeed and a very nice tribute to his character. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your nice comments on my poem. Love and blessings, Caroline.

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 2:19:00 PM

    How lucky you and they to have their grandpa. My own sweet husband would have made a great grandfather and the kids would have adored him had he lived to see his first one. I have often imagined him with them."Thank you for your comments on my chair poem. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 10:38:00 AM

    what a loving tribute , really enjoyed it

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 9:57:00 AM

    What a wonderful husband you have, Carrie! God has truly blessed your whole family with his presence and influence in your lives. This is such an uplifting read! Love the style you employ as well. Great work! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 8:21:00 PM

    This is a beautiful loving poem.. it reminds me of my father.. sitting on a tiny chair sipping tea for a tiny tinny cup... thanks for your comment on my poem dawn

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 5:59:00 PM

    I think we were just commenting on each other's haikus at the same time! :o) Another fantastic piece, here, Carrie! He sounds like the best grandpa EVER! Love it. Hugs, Donna

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 11:39:00 AM

    You are one lucky girl. You have a priceless gem there and so well deserved, Carrie. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 10:00:00 AM

    Beautiful tribute to a wonderful Grandpa or the office or Grandpa. Thanks for the comments on my poem "Music Box Dancer". It is about the song on YouTube by that name by Frank Mills. I like to listen to the musical and dream. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 5:55:00 AM

    Brought me a smile and filled me with memories of my own gramps :) Thank you.....TAH

  1. Date: 11/20/2009 4:03:00 AM

    He is definitely a wonderful grandpa! And I testify that the memories of him will live in their minds forever... Even after.... (I had a grandpa just like that. And He is forever living in my heart with great love.) Great was his love shared with me, just like the grandpa in this poem. Beautifully written, Carrie. Lovingly, Dane Ann