Dirk and I are both only children.
Let that sink in. It means that our children don’t have any aunts or uncles and that we were clueless on how siblings interacted with each other. Made for interesting time as our two daughters grew up. When they were small they bickered a lot but now that they are older they are the best of friends.
I still find it interesting to watch family dynamics and had that privilege this evening to watch three girls vie for attention as I was teaching indexing to their father. After we were done I was showing them some things on my iPad when they suddenly started squealing and screaming, jumping up from the floor to run over to their brother who had returned from college.
I can only imagine what that reception felt like- to be so enthusiastically rush upon by those who love and have missed you. The closest I can relate is having my dogs greet me after a vacation but I doubt it’s the same. I felt very lucky to be able to witness such a moment.