As I coasted along ever so slowly a few measures behind it struck me that this was a sample of what life would likely continue to be. Mom and Dad teaching them about things along the way, learning to let go and hang back so that they could practice the skills they had been taught, and watching it all unfold...the laughs from their antics, the ruts that get them stuck (mom and dad to the rescue), the whole beautiful mess.
Its funny, I never started out wanting a "large" family, I figured I just wanted 1 or 2 children. But, oh the joy they bring. It is moments like these that I think what I would have missed out on if I let the world's view of the perfect family size dictate how many children we had, these two are a hoot!