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Donna Barton: Sugar and spice and everything nice

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Laney Tyson

I think I’ve figured out why we grandparents spoil our grandchildren. Because we know from the experience of raising our own kids, how fast the years go by. We may have sweated the small stuff back in the day, but by golly, we’re making up for it now. We throw away the rule book and let them play video games, eat dessert first or stay up past their bedtime. We’re just carpe diem’ing all over the place.

One grandchild in particular has been the focus of our attention lately.

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Laney at the beach with her father, Matt