One of the things I most value about having children is that they create new worlds for me to explore. Would I ever have learned to love contemporary dance if it hadn’t been for Perran? Kept up-to-date with developments in Synthetic Biology if not for Pascoe? Learnt about new perspectives on feminism if not from Carenza?
And more to the point, would I ever have attempted to make a hedgehog cake, if it hadn’t been for the twins’ birthday this weekend?