we could all be a bit more like Benita. Benita has four kids, a thriving business on the Danforth and is a SUPER Mom. G’s paediatrician is close to Benita’s bakery so in the early days of bi-weekly Doctor’s appointments I would go for a coffee and bagel to catch my breath. I would eat my bagel and listen in on her conversations or chat with her about the fleeting baby moments etc. A few months after G was born she followed me out of her store to tell me I looked skinny and congratulated me on losing the baby weight. G was sick with a cold, I hadn’t slept, showered or had a proper meal in days so she was probably being nice to me but I didn’t care in that moment. A few months later she was telling another customer how she wanted family portraits done and I jumped at the chance. Here are her funny, interesting and engaging kids. If only G turns out to be as well rounded.