Why have you pulled us out of school Mum? he asked as I reversed down our drive.
Well, I said concentrating on not running off the drive I won’t be home in time to collect you from school, I don’t like going to Cairns on my own anymore and I really really like your company.
I looked at him the at his brothers one by one.
Is that okay? I asked.
The smiles that went across their faces as they said in unison you like our company? was one I won’t forget.
Heck yes, I said. Your great boys. Your funny and sweet. I like being around you and one day when I don’t have to be your parent 24/7 we are going to be the best of friends.
Nothing else was said after that but smiles said it all and whilst I yelled or parented with confidence as I prefer to call it that afternoon, those words “I like your company” changed my family again- for the better.