Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mary's "Conversations with Dad"

I overheard Dylan talking to his friend Kiley on the phone the other day.

"Both of my grandfathers are gone, and it's really made me sad lately."

There are many good things about being an older parent. I think I'm much better at being a dad than I would have been in my twenties. But thinking about my dad and Rhonda's dad makes me sad too. They would have both loved being granddads, and Dylan would have loved being around them.

So, oh yes, there are minuses to being an older parent too.


I read this post from Mary this morning, and I liked it so much that I had to share.


Debby said...

I liked Mary's post too. Sometimes we spend so much time trying to hide the bad things about ourselves. Changing those things would make a world of difference not only in our lives, but in the lives of those close to us.

Mary Paddock said...

Thanks Hal.

Dylan's lucky to have a dad who pays attention to the things that are bothering him.

I occasionally wish, I'd been a little older when I'd had my boys. I was so much more patient at 30 than I was at 24.

Bob said...

You're a great dad, Hal. Age is only a number.

Loved Mary's post. Just got through reading it and, as you often say, "Damn sinuses!"