First we are children to our parents, then parents to our children, then parents to our parents, then children to our children.
– Milton Greenblatt
my mother as child to her parents
(my mother is on the far left, sitting in front of her father, with her mother behind him)
my mother as parent to her children
me as child to my parents
my mother as a parent to her parent
me as a parent to my children
my mother as child to her children
(I prepared lunch and she had arranged her potato chips on the table into a smile, just like a small child might have done.)
I am now the parent to my parent.