Binaries and Elementary Schools

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans” — John Lennon

I never expected to be in this situation. My son was born in 1977. After a divorce, my ex-wife and I raised him. She had him during the week, and I had him with me on most weekends, holidays, and summer vacation. So, I suppose I missed a lot of his school activities. His mother was (presumably) involved in his homework and school pageants. So, I’m not sure how much things have changed — or not. However, my son passed away in 2017, and my wife and I are now raising three grandchildren — ages 10, 9, and 3. Not what we…