Last night our twins were both suffering from a seriously bad cold and at times their coughing was so intense that we wondered how they were able to breath at all. Indeed, sometimes it sounded like they were choking. During the middle of the night, my wife Lillian, anxiously went downstairs to check on them. When she entered the room, their older brother, Philip (6), was standing next to their bed - half asleep - watching over them.
Attaboy!! We have no idea how long he'd been standing there, taking care of his younger sisters. Anyway, I thought that was a truly heroic gesture from a tired but responsible little fellow next door, don't you? ;-)
Thank goodness for the wonderful example of small children serving each other!