Over at the educated grandparent, a recent post admonished those of us retiring from our careers and jobs to remember to keep up with--or develop--interests beyond immediate family. It's not healthy for our grown children or us to live our retiree years through our children or grandkids.
The post headed with this attention-grabber
You can read the whole post here. For me, the important take-away was this:
"Many people define themselves by their careers. What then? Some grandparents become completely involved with their grandchildren, who become the focus of their lives. ...We cannot depend on our children to fill our lives. That is our job."