In the few months since our little miracle, Layla-Rae was born, almost a whole 10 years after her big brother and sisters, I have been in awe of our other three children and how they were once little babies and are now closer to adulthood than they are to infancy.
Whereas we once had a house full of three little barefooted hippy children running around in tie-dyed cloth nappies, painting the walls with their mummy's water colours and attempting to make pakcake mix on the hardwood floor (while I was in a coma-like sleep after caring for three under-fours all day!) our weekends are now full of first dates, sleep overs, and violin rehearsals.
..have a few more days filled with giggles and paint on the walls, trampling sand all through the house and dribbling ice cream on the kitchen floor
On a side note - it has been three years since I wrote this post and every dream expressed in our pre-unschooling days has come to fruition. We essentially packed up our whole lives, moved across the state and ran away to a beautiful coastal town where our days are often spent swimming, reading poetry or novels, surfing or kayaking. There are no chemistry assignments and plenty of messages have been left in the sand...