I took this picture a few weeks ago. Jake and Nate decided to play checkers and everybody piled onto the couch.
My children, for the most part, have a close and fairly harmonious relationship. I'm not saying that they never argue, sometimes they sound like a shrieking hoard of howler monkeys complaining about each others transgressions. But, more often than not I find them playing together. Jake and Nate, unprompted, while even read aloud to Max and Rebecca.
I'm always shocked when I heart of siblings that can't be left together, that they always fight like cats and dogs.