Today, I spent the good part of the day in charge of 9 children. I had my 4, plus my 2 nieces and 3 of my friend's kids. Now, this is not particularly out of the norm when the moms are all there. This time though, I was flying solo.
So, lets see, the ages were 8,7,6,5,4,4,3,2,1. Does that sound like fun? Oh, you betcha! Luckily, I have parents that live around the corner and they have a pool. What else can entertain that many kids for a day? Nothing that I know of. So, we spent the day at my parents and everyone had a blast.
The funny thing is, it really wasn't all that hard. If they were all under 3, that might be a different story. But they played well together and they all obeyed very well.
Maybe it was a fluke or maybe they really do get easier as they get older (aside from the teen years, of course).