We have five kids ranging in age from nearly 6 to 9 1/2.
It isn't uncommon for the volume in our house to be at max.
It isn't uncommon for our kids to be scattered across our home each lost in their own activity.
It isn't uncommon for arguments to pop up or for voices to raise.
It isn't uncommon for feelings to be hurt.
I suppose that's what makes moments like this timeless.
On this particular day, a beautiful, low humidity, clear NC blue sky morning, Ian and I planned to take the kids on an easy hike to fully take advantage of the weather.
But they were all together. Interacting happily. Creating a Lego/My Little Pony/Pokemon world where each of them had a part to play.
So we saved the hike idea for another day and instead brewed a pot of coffee. The harmony emanating from the playroom was better than any time we could have spent outdoors that day...