The new grandparent’s dilemma, then, is both real and horribly modern. How, without coming out and saying it, do you tell that kid that you have things you want to say to them, or to give them, and that you’re going to die someday, and that they’re going to wish they’d gotten to know you better? Is there some kind of curiosity gap trick for adults who have become suddenly conscious of their mortality?
Source: Why Grandma’s Sad – The Awl
Recommended response to the alarmist piece in the NY Times this weekend regarding “screen addiction” and children.