These last few weeks I’ve had a big dose of grandparenting. My youngest daughter, on the East Coast, had a child-care emergency. My wife and I were able to pitch in and take care of her daughter, Orly, who is a delightful 2 years old.
We were in grandparent heaven—especially the first day where we were in a constant state of delight. By the last day, I was still in grandpa heaven, but like I’d been warned, and ignored, I was completely exhausted. My shoulders were killing me from hefting Orly here and there. A few days after we returned to Seattle, my other daughter and... Read More