The power of one child is something that I notice every now and again. I looked for Natalie on 3 separate occasions as we sat on the beach, but she was most noticeable in her absence of noise. No one was hitting others, no one was yelling. They just played, together, even Douglas.
That's not to say that Natalie causes those behaviours; she can play just as nicely with Riley or Douglas when the other is missing, if they are otherwise occupied.
Meaning that last week, when Douglas was interstate visiting his big brothers, Natalie and Riley were less than stellar in their behaviour.
One is also powerful when adding to the mix. Caiden and Lana come over once a week while Caitlin and James work later. They will usually play well together with Riley and Natalie, but when Douglas gets home from school, patterns shift and behaviour changes, and five don't play well again.
Eventually Sophie will want to be a part of this mass. Maybe she will be the critical point where things change? But good or bad, one child is noticeable by their presence or absesnce.
Do you notice the power of one?