By: Lynette Lim
Two weeks ago I became a mother of four. I had returned a favor of a friend to look after her two children over the weekend. The children were very close in age (4, 6, 7, 7+, respectively); and for the most part they played with each other and were quite self-contained. They did not disturb the adults very much except when they were hungry or when a fight broke out. When the latter happened, there would first be some screaming/screeching, and then the sound of footsteps closing in on me.