After I retired I worked some, obtained a few hobbies, or just kicked around the condo. Then this guy comes along. He is my first grandchild born to my second son Dylan and his wonderful wife Teri. Columnist Dave Barry once wrote,” The best babysitters of course are the baby’s grandparents. You feel completely comfortable entrusting your baby to them for long periods of time, which is why most grandparents flee to Florida.”well, we all live in Florida already.
Circumstances had it that they asked if I could watch Myles for two and a half days a week since they both worked. I was hesitant at first. He was only a year old and even though I raised four sons of my own I worked most of the time and my wife Patty was a stay at home Mom. She is busy taking care of her ailing mother now which leaves her little time to help. Of course I said yes. To say that this was the greatest decision I ever made would be an understatement. It was total love at first sight; for me anyway. He had to get used to me.
He will be turning four in a few weeks and we have become very close. This blog is about our time together and some of the fun we have as well as the moments of reflection when I think back over the times when I was my father’s son and my boy’s Dad.
We play a lot of games together and I like how Sam Levinsen puts it. “The simplest toy, one which the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent.