The 4 kids on my Facebook cover are in fact mine. Together with my husband and 2 dogs we are the family Biase. I am proud of my kids. They are intelligent, kind and successful in their endeavours and somehow they have managed to navigate the obstacle course laid out by their parents. Oft declared inept, sometimes embarrassing and always strict beyond any rational parents our kids, despite the odds, grew up.

Anyone who is a parent knows the physical and mental fortitude it takes to raise their children.  Having 4 of them put us at a distinct disadvantage when it came to the art of war within our family dynamic.  We were double-teamed. But we wouldn’t let them defeat us.  We stood shoulder to shoulder when they deployed their ‘divide and conquer’ strategy. When they had us questioning our mental soundness we were resolute in our defence of each other’s sanity and when we were just completely exhausted with trying to keep up with the latest technology, we shut them down. They were admirable adversaries but in the end our teamwork trumped theirs.

As with all families we have had our highs and our lows but we are blessed with more of the former than the latter.  We’ve second guessed decisions and talked for hours to come to others.

And we know that there is more to come.  Our role as mom and dad is a tenured position.

So I say hats off to my children! You have grown in to the type of adults that I would be friends with.

And high five to my husband because the kids are just fine.

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