Eric likes sitting next to Zach in the van. He reckons there are some great advantages, along with a few disadvantages, but overall he prefers that seat. Eric says, "It is entertaining and at times highly profitable".
- You can play with the baby (see here and here for some examples)
- You can eat the left overs which means you often get one and a half ice creams.
- When they are tired and scream. Not pleasant but worth the effort in calming them down.
(The second photo is when Rose was three months old. Eric added a Red Nose to Rose)
The other children wanted to add in their bit too:
The Boys (17,14,12): multi player games with opponents on hand is fun.
Peter (12): without them you get bored so easily
Ariel (19): [Evil laugh] - you can get them to do tasks you don't want to: but they're noisy and they take up your time and you have to feed them ... (after a delay)... but sometimes they're fun.
James (14): They're fun. The younger ones find all my old tricks really new and funny.
Clare (9): You have someone to play with.
Martin (3): Because you love 'em.