One of our great joys in life at present is watching the development of our nearly two year old granddaughter. I am fast learning that being a grandparent is almost better than being a parent. And it’s not just because you don’t have the downside of the 24/7 care or the corny cliché, “You can give them back!” In any case that hardly applies for us, living in the UK as we do, with our granddaughter living in Texas. No, it runs deeper than that, even for us Skype families.
So what is it that primes this pump of emotion?