When Eloise was born, I went from spending all day, every day with my three at home, to being gone for at least 6 hours a day. No one likes this arrangement.
It has been interesting to see how my girls have changed. They have become a tighter unit. In fact, I finally stumbled upon the word that encapsulates what they have become:
Tribe: Middle English, 1200-1250, from Latin tribus
1. Any aggregate of people united by ties of descent from a common ancestor, community of customs and traditions, adherence to the same leaders, etc.
2. A local division of an aboriginal people.
3. A division of some other people.
They even have their own tribal chant, which no one understands except those within the tribe: