People often say something like this to me,
"Wow--I only have ONE child. I can't imagine how hard it is to have as many as YOU!"
I tell them every time:
One is harder than eight. (or whatever number we're on. :-) )
Here is one reason why that is:
there's always someone to read you a story
(or at least look at the pictures with you)!
In a single-child family, Mom or Dad is pretty much it for a day-to-day playmate.
In our house, I have lots of hands to help keep each other occupied!
An open book is like a magnet in our house, by the way...