Sometimes it is challenging to have kids that are close in age. But most of the time I love it. I love knowing that my children are truly best friends.
I didn't really hide that I was not looking forward to over 3 weeks of "Fall Break" with all three kids home. I felt bad about that, but with my work I worried that I wouldn't be able to get anything done during the day. The truth is, I haven't worked quite as much, and I haven't cared. My kids have been such a joy. I feel bad that I didn't look forward to them being home with me. I forget that they are actually more well-behaved when they spend their days with me. Makes me miss homeschooling them.
These crisp fall days they have played school for hours on end; built a "house" with the swingset; made fall crafts; made memories. They have "sleep over" every night without fail. They run and hold hands. Truly, best friends.
When I see them like this I think of them as 2 and 3 year olds, running around the same way. I miss those days sometimes, but I wouldn't trade right now for the world.