But the world is also changing: there are new challenges, as families must cope with increased financial pressures, juggling work and school schedules, and even temporary separations, not to mention dealing with the normal difficulties experienced by young people as they are growing up.
In addition to playing sports, video games, celebrating birthdays, participating in Spelling Bees, making movies, and doing homework, the kids keep Papa and Nana busy trying to answer questions such as, "What kind of pet should I get?"; "How long does the moon stay full?"; "Are all ladybugs girls?"; "How come we don't get presents for all the Twelve Days of Christmas?" and of course, "Are vampires real?"
Whether they're walking to the park, building "special projects" for school, preparing for Halloween, or revising their Christmas lists for the sixth time, the kids both grow and learn, as well as help the adults around them to appreciate and celebrate the joy, wonder, and beauty of children―living in a new, and exciting world.