All the clichés you hear about being a grandparent? They're true. The great reward for enduring parenthood? Dead on the money. All the fun of kids without the responsibility. Bingo! Spoil them rotten then turn them back over to their parents? Oh yeah, that just might be the best one of the bunch. When Cam the Man, our first grandchild showed up, something else happened that I didn't count on. I started doing the math. If I want to see him graduate from high school, I'm going to have to live to 77. College, I'll need to try and hang on into my mid 80's. Great grandkids.....that's where he math lesson ended and I had to admit, my own mortality is going to keep me from seeing Cam accomplish all that is ahead in his life.
The warm late spring sun, the roar of a tractor, and a smile on my little buddy's face as we work ground on a tractor. Not sure if there is a grandparent cliché that covers that one, but there sure should be.