Danie Toerien
2 minute read
30 Nov 2021
6:00 am

The bliss of being a granddad

Danie Toerien

Point is, if everybody waits for the perfect time to start a family, the earth’s population would be no more than a handful.

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With my imminent grandfatherhood just three weeks away (if all goes according to the experts) it’s no surprise that it has become the topic of conversation wherever I find myself. The other day, talking to the neighbour, he commented that little Miss Tantrum and her other half are very brave having a child in these “uncertain times”. In a world plagued by Covid, a country rife with crime and corruption and the threat of collapsing services like electricity and water, “now might not be the best time to start a family”, he said. Although I do agree that the little...