Maybe they're right, maybe they're not. But of course raising children isn't picture perfect all the time, and in our house, the days when my kids just HAD to sleep next to each other, each and every night, are long gone, and replaced with quite a few quarrels.
But small problems or bigger problems, that doesn't really make that much of a difference. Having my daughter back this afternoon, after two sleep-overs with friends, seeing her only for a short while, before she disappears to her room, after having however made smoothies for everyone, it just occurred to me how deeply and incredible grateful I am.
And I am not just grateful for having been gifted with children, I am incredibly grateful that exactly these two kids, Kaisa and Julius Aagaard, were to be mine.
I'm quite sure that most parents feel the exact same way about their kids, but that doesn't make this kind of gratitude less special or less important to be dwelling upon once in a while.
Especially when having a teen and a preteen I guess ;-)