Monday, July 07, 2008

Siblings on the stairs

We've had a weekend of entertaining. Some friends were over last night for dinner and a long-overdue visit, and today my aunt and uncle from Australia dropped in.

Our dining room table seats six, so when we have guests some of us always end up here, sitting on the top of the set of three steps that separates the kitchen / dining area from the living room. Usually the stairs are the dining area for a couple of adults, but tonight the four kids decided to cram themselves in. It was crowded. They could barely move their arms to eat. But they managed somehow, and laughed a lot.

They really do get along remarkably well, my four. They have disagreements, but they rarely actually argue. Hurt feelings, when they happen, are usually inadvertent. And they have fun together.

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