Summary: Tactical changes aren't incompatible with strategic consistency.
Author Notes: Spoilery for the latest Robin.
It was easier than he thought it would be. That didn't mean it was easy; nothing that had anything to do with keeping Bruce as close to functional as possible ever was. It was as dangerous and complex as any other of the duties entailed by being Robin, and, just as Robin's role, it was an ever-shifting goal.
Batman needed a Robin. That was as true today as it had ever been. It was just that Bruce seemed now to need a son, too.
Having given Bruce the chance to be a good father by letting him 'skip work' for personal reasons, Tim went back to his date.
It was easier than he thought it would be.