Why Bill and Hillary Clinton Will Be Wonderful Grandparents

Cookies and saxophone lullabies? Grandma and Grandpa Clinton are ready.

April 18, 2014— -- intro: Bill and Hillary Clinton are reveling in the news that they will be grandparents.

Chelsea Clinton is set to give birth to America's equivalent of the royal baby sometime this fall -- and her parents couldn't be happier.

Clinton, who announced the news on Thursday, did not say if she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are having a boy or a girl.

Whether they realized it or not, the Clinton's have clearly been preparing for the grandpa and grandma roles for some time. Here's a sneak peak at what life may be like with Grandpa Bill and Grandma Hill -- and how their political experience will help them be amazing grandparents.

quicklist: 1title: Bill's Sax Skillstext: Babies love music, and the Clintons' future grandchild is in for a treat.

When Bill Clinton was running for president, he famously charmed the nation with a saxophone solo with Arsenio Hall. He's picked up his sax quite a few times since then.

Could smooth jazz lullabies be in this baby's future?

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quicklist: 2title: Sing-Alongstext:Bill and Hillary also sing!

Baby Mezvinsky can count on these two to keep him or her entertained with nursery rhymes.

"Rockabye Baby" never sounded so good.

Check out Bill and Hillary Clinton's rendition of "Amazing Grace" at the 1997 National Prayer Breakfast.

The former first couple have quite the repertoire.

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quicklist: 3title:Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookiestext: Every grandma usually has a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Hillary Clinton shared her recipe when she was first lady. Check here for more.

The former secretary of state may be a bit busy, though, if she decides to run for president in 2016.

Perhaps Grandpa Clinton can bake instead?

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quicklist: 4title: Getting Ready For Babytext: Whether the baby's room will be pink or blue remains unknown, but count on Grandpa Bill to lend a hand in getting everything ready.

During a 1998 visit to Cardozo High School in Washington, D.C., President Clinton helped paint a classroom wall.

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quicklist: 5title: They're Adventuroustext: Grandma Hillary is adventurous -- and she'll likely want to show her first grandchild some of her favorite spots in the world.

During her tenure as secretary of state, Clinton traveled nearly one million miles and visited 112 countries.

During a 1998 trip to Africa as first lady, Clinton took Chelsea, then a teenager, on an elephant ride.

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quicklist: 6title: They Both Have A Soft Sidetext: Despite their past positions of power, the Clintons aren't afraid to shed a few public tears.

The charismatic former president has been photographed quite a few times looking misty-eyed; Hillary Clinton showed her softer side during a 2008 stop in New Hampshire when she was campaigning for president.

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quicklist: 7title: They're Pro Storytellerstext: As politicians, Bill and Hillary have read their share of books to kids. As grandparents, it's a safe bet they'll want to have story time with their grand baby, too.

Bonus points: While some kids may get antsy, Bill Clinton seems to have a special way of always charming his audience. If past experience is an indicator, this kid will sit through story time.

In 1993, President Clinton read "Twas the Night Before Christmas” to young White House visitors.

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