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October 3, 2012

ROOT: Turn, Turn, Turn

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Now my wife and I get to transition from the serious parents to the fun grandparents. What sucks for my son is that he will always get the serious parent routine from us. We care way too much about our boy and his wife to stop being his parents. But we will probably spoil the hell out of the little one.

As one phase of your life fades away, another one begins. I look at my son, who can pretty much look me in the eye now, and I still see that little kid. I probably always will see that little kid. I can’t help it. He will always be that little kid to me. Now my wife and I get another chance to mold a little kid that will probably look a lot like our little kid. But this time we are only helping, and that may be the hardest part about it.

Turn, turn, turn . . .

George N Root III is a Lockport resident and on the verge of being a proud grandparent. But since he is one of those hip grandparents, he can be reached at georgeroot@verizon.net. His column appears every Wednesday, and is probably the most accurate account of his life to date…lucky you.

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