Regular readers of NightHawk will know how delighted (OK, besotted) I am to be a grandfather. Baby Catrin is now almost one and a half and remains an absolute delight.
I like to see her once a week, but recently we have been to Washington & New York and Catrin & parents have been to San Antonio, so I haven’t been able to see her for some time.
When I collected her from nursery this week, it was four weeks since I had been with her – and what a change. She is taller and heavier, she has more teeth, she is walking more confidently, and she is so much more expressive.
Her mum & dad have taught her on request to point to her nose, mouth and ears and to the questioner’s nose, mouth and ears. I was so impressed. We need to start saving now for her university expenses.
“I’m a big girl now, ain’t I granddad?”