We were quite sad to see this week that Michael Winerip has written his last Generation B column for the NYTimes. His columns over these past months have been a source of advice, laughter and inspiration for baby boomers as we navigate the treacherous terrain of middle age.
His final column was actually written by his 19-year-old son, Sam, and while it’s a nice to read a kid’s perspective on having a boomer parent, what we found most poignant was Michael’s final thoughts on writing his column:
For me, the sweetest columns were about watching our children grow into adults. A standard slam at boomers is that we’re helicopter parents, but I don’t think that’s so. While every generation has parents who can’t let go, I see boomers as parents who’ve had the ability and inclination to spend more time with their kids, and for the most part, enjoyed it immensely.
Well said! We couldn’t agree more – and that’s our Quote of the Week.
To Michael Winerip, we say thanks and best of luck in your new assignment.