It was my best Christmas gift. They tend to wear us out & I now realize that child rearing is best done in your 20's & 30's, but their energy level is amazing. The older 3 with the two dads went sledding & then still had the energy to run around my daughter's house all evening.
The younger ones were cute & huggable, all were fun to play with.
My kids are very good parents; it is good that they had my wife's example. I think I worked too much when they were growing up (in the Navy for most of them); I'm afraid I missed an awful lot.
CHILDHOOD (n) The period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth -- two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age (Devil's Dictionary)