I posted a couple weeks ago about how my kids attend "Camp Mom" for several weeks during the summer where I entertain them (and they entertain themselves some, too!) instead of sending them away to summer camp or scheduling them for many different day camps and classes.
One of the reasons I do this (aside from saving money so we'll have more to give away -- even day camp is super expensive when you multiply it by 4 kids!) is so my 4 kids have time to play with each other. We send them to public school and for us the pros of that have outweighed the cons but I do regret all the hours each day during the school year that they are away from home and away from their siblings. I want my kids to be close to each other.
So, in the summer I try to give them a lot of room to be together. Some days the fighting nearly drives me to second-guess that decision, but then I catch beautiful moments like this:
Brothers playing baseball together all on their own, without my even suggesting it!
And I know it's worth it, all the work and patience involved in running "Camp Mom".