While Melissa and I worked on supper last night, the kids played hide-and-seek, their favourite game. Reid is at a double disadvantage since she is the youngest and least-familiar with the hiding places at Melissa’s. Unless the bigger kids want to find someone other than Reid – a fielder’s choice sort of situation – they find her first and then she is “it” for the next round. In the midst of their game, Reid and Ben were unable to find Sarah. Ben decided that Reid should count and start a new round. As he bossed her to “Just count!” Melissa made some comment about Ben treating Reid just like family and I replied that it was all part of my plan to keep Reid from becoming a completely unbearable, only child. It’s good for Reid to spend some time at the low end of the pecking order, to be around bigger kids and to learn that she shouldn’t always do whatever those bigger kids are doing or suggesting. It doesn’t hurt that Melissa and I get along so well.
No siblings of her own but we borrow others
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