Yesterday was an extra special day for the family. My daughter had my second grandchild and my first grand daughter at about 8:30 AM, weighing in at a fit and ready to fight 9 lbs. 8 oz. at least I think it was 8 ounces, might have been 10 I forget. Her name is Harper and both her and mom are home and doing fine.
I didn't do much of anything yesterday or today because I felt in a reflective mood. Thinking about a new granddaughter coming into the world makes me wonder about my endless traveling and how it will affect my grand kids. I guess in some ways it could be a problem, but for the most part I don't think I'll be spending less time with them than most other grandparents do that don't live real close by. I never lived near my grandparents so I would only see them maybe for two weeks out of the year when we would go on vacation. Since we didn't have much money we frequently spent our vacations at relatives houses, vacations are cheaper that way.
So I believe I will spend a lot more time with my grandkids than that. And on the plus side when they get older maybe they will want to go some places with me. There's a state park only a few miles from their house and they might think it's fun to go stay in the Arctic Fox next to a lake for the weekend. But I think because of the way a lot of us live now the grandparents frequently don't live next door or even in the same town like was normal back in the day. So most grandparents don't have the influence on the grand kids that they used to have.
I think it will work out, I'm very flexible about how I travel, my rules are few and bendable so I should have plenty of time with the grand kids "in the summer" because the rule I hope to never break is... Stay away from the snow.