The decision, therefore, for a third child was confirmed when I realised that the true rendition of the Seekers' classic bedtime song (and believe me, it's been sung at bedtime many, many times in our house!) could never be performed, in full, without three children included in the lyrics. None of that half-hearted mummy and daddy swingin' the lantern... in my head, it HAD to be a child!! The one, special, piece of my childhood that was not going to be left behind!
So now, our lovely third and final family member is here. Lila is at the engine, Louie rings that bell, and Estella will forever swing the lantern in my version of the song. Just like with me and my sisters... Life is now complete!