The Four Year Old Philosophers’ Meet Their Match

Jake looks at me after watching the Yingling Three and says, “they wear you out.” The Yingling Three being Jeremy and Caroline’s three little girls, ages 8, 6, and 4. I ┬áreminded Jake that he and Will were a such a handful they were nicknamed the “raptors.”

Yet despite the energy level exhibited by either group of siblings, one also gets a lesson in love. Although siblings always seem to be in motion or fighting among each other there is a special bond.

We adults have a lot to learn from watching young children, or in the philosopher’s case not so young. Despite disagreement, differences, arguing, and tantrums there is one dominant theme — a sincere caring for one’s siblings, especially when one of them is in trouble.

Children teach us the true meaning of what brothers and sisters really mean, whether we are related or not. They may wear you out, but they are also a whole lot of fun and full of love. Isn’t that we should treat all of our brothers and sisters on earth?

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.


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