The twin girls from next door have now become a permanent feature at our house. It started with their dog, who is now also one of our family, and now it's the kids. I don't mind as they keep our two occupied. And Ouma passes over freshly made vetkoek during the day to keep everyone well fed. The other advantage of playing with 8 year-olds is that they leave the room fairly tidy after a day's play - not the disaster area left by pre-schoolers.