With four children in the family, people delight in making comparisons between siblings. As a result there seems to be a constant striving by each to make their mark as an individual.
Sarah is gifted with a whip, recently perfecting a one in each hand repertoire, enough to have all the working dogs cowering at the back of their cages (do we now realise why Fred lit out when he did)?
Wallace, at just eight years of age is a talented chess player, delighting in whupping his mother whilst she folds mountains of washing.
Sally, just six, considers herself somewhat of a horse whisperer. At four years of age terrifying her father when he looked up from the yards where we were working to see her riding her horse bridle-less and saddle-less, with a piece of baling twine hitched around horse's nose and back to rider. When questioned as to the logic of her actions, she replied "It's alright Dad, I'm an Indian"!!!
Jess is a wonderful cook, keeping us stocked up with biscuits, cakes and slices, yet also able to put her hand to whipping up complete meals.
She's recently realised her newest skill. One which no other child is capable of.
A genetic gift inherited from her father. The ability to separate first and second fingers from third and fourth.
They've since formed a club.