(Sorry R and D! I'll post ya next time!)
And really, what's the difference?
We love them like family. Miss M and the oldest have a special bond - made all the stronger for their love of Ugly Dolls and Stupid Sock Creatures. Lima Bean and the two younger ones run around like mad (yes, three boys - just like she asked for; she says Miss M is the first girl she's ever liked before.) We clamber for each other's attention and our lives would be that much poorer without the others.
Through all our shortcomings we all of us recognize what a special thing it is that we have. Whether it's Taco Bell after a movie or adventuring through Caumsett State Park or just coffee when the kids are at school and its blessedly quiet at the bagel place between here and there, they are My Sacred Life.