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Change? Without a doubt. Not the same as how the world changed upon becoming a parent.
The first grandchild, however, had a prelude of trepidation. After all, one is changing their position in society to "Grandparent" - and it is different with respect to implied mental/physical state. Suddenly, you're part of a different generation. Irrevocable.
However -the damage was done with the first.
At that point, pragmatic acceptance: I decided I may as well collect them.
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