I just spent 8 hrs with my grandson, Lennon. It's an existential experience I find myself happy just floating in, because I have the time and perspective I didn't have with my kids. Seeing my daughter happily married and enjoying motherhood, not struggling the way I've had to is a big part of that. She keeps a nice house and firm schedule and he thrives in it. What makes me happy these days is different than what it used to be. Why do you ask, Professor ?
WOW... happiness... is very fleeting..it's so good when you have it and Im so happy you and for your daughter! I guess when you are younger everything seems easier and more romantic.. my happiness is spending time with
Colin and now I have to share him with all the relative inlaws and I feel like an outlaw.. I cant watch the news except very late at night or even then my wife continues to ask me to turn it down.. nobody likes the news here...I never thought it would be so much torture living with the inlaws and begging my wife to come back to the gorgeous beach!
at least holding colin when he is finally asleep is happiness and the rest of the family won't bug until mom in law walks into the living room at 4am, I have some privacy without rugrats running up and down the hallways!...but Im losing control when Im the outlaw with the whole extended family... any happiness was lost over the Pacific in the john to the eventual states of disarray!