Our son, Matthew, and his wife, Angie, gave us a tremendous Christmas surprise - twins - a boy and a girl. They already have two children, boys 2 & 4, and although they have known for months about the twins, my husband and I didn't. They just didn't want the fuss that would come along with everyone knowing.
Their family is now complete, and we are so blessed. What impresses me most are their parenting skills, especially Angie's mothering. So much more is known today about parenting than when we had our youngest child 38 years ago, and Angie has been an avid student and practitioner. On top of their feeding and sleeping schedules, the twins are fed, dry, and content;
their older brothers tumbling and running about as little boys do.
As I reflect on new parenting styles, I'm always brought back to the classics and what they do for children. Sometimes, keeping up with the old is as important as keeping up with the new. I look forward to my grandchildren becoming students of the arts and developing the confidence and self-discipline that comes along with the experiences.