Last night some friends needed a place to stay until Sunday, so we said come on over, of course! Then the other shoe dropped...they would be bringing 4 children with them. ages 10,12,14,17.
When you have children from opposite ends of the age spectrum running rampant through your home simultaneously, well, its like this...when they are tiny, you can't wait until they are older and are more independent. Then when you have teenagers (I do this weekend!), you long for the baby days. So the moral= enjoy the stage you are currently in, because the next one is not better or worse...only different!