I absolutely love switching off completely at the weekend and during holidays so I can observe the bond between these four little humans. Please don’t imagine it’s all rainbows and butterflies: they all have their moments (so do I), but most of the time, they genuinely enjoy being all together.
Even when we’re with a crowd of people, at a party or with friends, they seem to gravitate towards each other and I hope they remain best friends forever.
There might be a few years between them, but they still enjoy the same things, and playing together, going on rides together and being silly together.
They build forts, make up their own games, role play and take turns most of the time.
They also do lots of stuff they shouldn’t be doing, like jumping from the top of the top bunk or climbing on my mum’s windows.
That was a slow ride: Malibu the pony wouldn’t stop grazing!
How synchronised is that?
They do things out of their comfort zone, but because they’re together, there’s always at least one of them to reassure the others.
They also bicker a lot…
… but at the end of the day, they’re a little tribe!
Here are the words that spring to mind when I think of my four (aged 4, 5, 8 and 10) at the moment:
- Belly laughs
- Bear hugs
My four are my everything!