As the age old adage goes 'You can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family'. So how many of us would swap what we have been given for that which we have chosen?
I didn't choose my children. If I had I would have gone to the aisle with the tidy, non argumentative, shiny faced angels and bought myself a couple of those. I appear to have been given the ones instead who like their clothes to create a carpet, who can argue and answer back with thin air and have the amazing knowledge of the language of 'grunts'. But I wouldn't swap them for anything. I have thrown away the receipt!
So what would you choose? A supportive, loyal, loving, giving and friendly family? Or would you keep the one you had warts and all? Or like me would you like to pick and choose?
Definitely some would change but not all. Although I would be kidding myself if I thought that they didn't think the same thing about me!
So here's the 3 that I wouldn't change for anything :)