...and two very beautiful sons.
I'm now grandparent to a perfect little Canuck.
Best. Thing. Ever.
Jasper would like to say thanks, Terry, though, disappointingly, he doesn't yet have the typing skills (but he does have the most beautiful, perfect little fingers), so I thank you and Susan on his behalf! And thanks Simon - yes, we're pleased and can't wait to take him to 'his' national park and town.
Jon Dron January 30, 2017 - 7:23pm
Thanks Mary and Mike - yes, indeed, every time I see him I smile or cry or both. Still feel the same way about his father, as it happens. Both parents still shattered and shell-shocked but utterly joyful. They only moved into their new home a couple of weeks ago so I cannot begin to imagine the stress (both positive and not so much) but we are only a couple of blocks away and doing our best to help, whether they want it or not!
Jon Dron January 30, 2017 - 8:31pm
Thanks Viorel, thanks Shauna!
Indeed, it all comes flooding back. Amongst other things, I had almost forgotten how, as a new parent, so much of your world revolves around the quality and frequency of your baby's poops :-). I must say that these two are so much readier and more capable than we ever were, but I don't think any parent can be fully prepared for the seismic upheaval it brings to everything. So nice as a grandparent to just get the good bits and not have to deal with that again.
Jon Dron February 2, 2017 - 10:07am
For sure! It seems more these days than when I was a kid that kids really enjoy spending time with their grandparents. My kids see their grandparents as buddies, they call my mother-in-law to come over and tell them jokes at bed time just when I am trying to shut the house down for the night! You will have fun!
Shauna Reckseidler-Zenteno February 3, 2017 - 10:25pm
I sure hope so, Shauna! Sometimes, when my kids were being difficult, I used to console myself with the thought that, one day, they would have children of their own, and I would be the grandparent that spoiled them rotten. My hour has come around at last :-)
Jon Dron February 4, 2017 - 12:53pm
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