Every aspect of family life touches grandparents, and Rose, Early Childhood teacher and for the last five years a grandparenting columnist for Sydney’s, Melbourne’s and Brisbane’s Child magazines, looks at them all, from the first sight of a new grandchild, still crumpled like a butterfly emerged from the chrysalis, to the difficulties of folding a modern pram; from dashing across the country or the world to help out in times of emergency, to the rigours of school Grandparents’ Days; and to hearing an interested young grandson say, “Grandma, you’ve got whiskers!”