Ever wonder why the instinctive habits of mammals is so powerful? It's something that just happens, and you don't really question it, but yet, I am intrigued.
I've been in the habit of watching my children for many years now, and I've noticed something from the time that I started saying "kids" instead of "kid". They tend to migrate in a hierarchy. This is not just when they are playing, but if they are sitting down on the ground playing, or if they are at the kitchen table, or if we are walking outside, or riding bikes... they are almost always in order of birth.
I was watching them yesterday, eating some frozen popsicles outside in the backyard. They were not speaking to each other. They were too busy eating their frozen goodies. But as I watched them, when Kamy turned one way, Keaton would turn, and then Kolby would turn, and if George was close by, she turned too. Then the silent act would repeat itself. I'm sure they don't intentionally do this. It just happens. I find it very interesting.
George was behind Kolby, just a few feet away. She is still learning what is expected of proper mammal migration.