For the most part, four under four is a happy time, where the children play blissfully together. There just seem to be these waves of panic among the small masses every few hours. It is as if they all realized with shock and dismay that I was in the middle of accomplishing something such as clean dishes, or paid bills. The horror!
A. "If you don't eat the breakfast you requested that I make for you, there will be hunger and suffering this morning!" Hunger and suffering ensue, for all parties.
B. "Stop hitting your cousin with a shovel!" Adult removes shovel. Weeping, wailing, gnashing of baby teeth.
C. Simultaneous screaming from a bedroom, the backyard, and a crash or two thrown in for good measure.