I think I found the true sign that you’re a family. No, it’s not that your kids want to cuddle with you or that you want to be with them every moment. The true sign that you are a family is when your kids start repeating your mantras back to you:

At breakfast the other day the kids said in unison, “More eating; less talking,” after I asked them to hurry up.

And apparently it works both ways because in the last few days I’ve caught myself saying both “What the hecka?” (Meron’s favorite saying) and “Good Idea?” (what Estifanos’ says after stating that he wants to do something).