***** I am reblogging this post in response to a conversation I was recently having with a fellow parent of siblings who has been struggling some with feelings of favoritism in the family. Hope you enjoy as well!
As many of you already know, we have three daughters in our home. They play together ceaselessly, and can subsist with very little external entertainment. In fact, it is most often rather difficult to get a word, idea, or game in edge-wise in the midst of their hermetically sealed play realm. And I am so thankful for their abilities and mutual interest, that I sometimes forget there is more to life than their interactions with each other, and more than ours as a family unit as well. For just as much as they are together playing, and pretending as if nothing else exists, we are also together as a group — whether at home, at our favorite café, or out on some family adventure.
We are so often all in the same room, whether or not we are all interacting together, that we actually debated how best to remodel our…
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