Family: parenting versus grandparenting

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Robby Robin's Journey

We’ve had a big milestone in our house this week.  We’ve been parents for 50 years now.  Yes, that’s right, our first born turned the big 5-0.

When you think about it, it’s a little surprising that there are no celebrations of parenting milestones.  I guess those are things we do within the confines of our own homes, celebrating when our children achieve a new accomplishment or milestone and especially when they are finally – and hopefully successfully – launched.  There’s Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, for sure, which are lovely.  But as parents we don’t usually stop and appreciate the magnitude of the role we’ve taken on, usually without having given much thought to what we were getting into!

Some truisms that few of us stop and think about as we’re entering the delivery room, signing the adoption papers, or otherwise taking on responsibility for another human being:

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