As I mentioned in the post about soccer there are real drawbacks to having kids who are the same age and some huge joys! The worse thing that I'm starting to encounter is the constant competition. Harm is better at biking, Cally is better at soccer, Rachel kills it in her handstands and each of them knows how when they do something better how to rub it into the other's face. I'm turning into my my hippy mother all over again trying to explain we are on Team Cakes and there are no winners or losers but honestly, I get it.
You see I came from an blended home of 3 half and 3 full siblings and I'm the baby of all of us. If you haven't noticed on this blog my sister is a total rockstar supermodel. Growing my brother Louie was this cool football jock and my brother Paul was a local sportscaster and later hosted a show on HGTV. My brother William was this amazing spray artist and my siblings John and Kim were the cool ones. It sucked growing up and people telling me: well you know you are the smart one and Eliza is just so pretty. It's bad enough when as kids we competed but it was always so much worse when other people would tell us, "why can't you be more like..."