Twilight stretched her legs out as she yawned early in the morning. Spike was asleep next to her. Twilight smiled. Spike always looked so cute when he was asleep. She sat up and enjoyed the peaceful morning.
"MOMMY DADDY!" A young colt shouted as he burst through the bedroom door, ending the peace. He jumped up onto the bed and started bouncing up and down. "Happy Family Appreciation Day!"
Twilight laughed. "Take it easy Dusk. Do you want to wake up all of Ponyville?"
Dusk laughed as well. "Sorry." Morning Dusk was Twilight's and Spike's son. His conception made possible by use of Twilight's magic. He was a dark purple unicorn colt with a dragon's tail and yet to find his cutie mark.
Spike yawned as he got up. "Morning Twilight, morning Dusk."
"Good morning Daddy," Dusk said gleefully. "Happy Family Appreciation Day!"
"Happy Family Appreciation Day to you too." Spike said with a smile. He hugged Dusk.
"Hey what about me?" Twilight said playfully. Both the boys hugged her.
"Come on!" Dusk shouted as he ran out the door. "Let's have breakfast and get ready for school!"
Spike and Twilight laughed. They got up and went downstairs. As Twilight was making breakfast, somepony knocked at the door.
"I'll get it." Dusk said as he ran for the door and opened it. "Hello?"
"There's my little man!" Shining Armor said. He picked up Dusk and hugged him.
"Uncle Armor!" Dusk shouted as he hugged back.
"Shining Armor!" Twilight shouted as she ran and hugged her older brother.
"Good to see you Twili."
"What are you doing here?"
"Well you don't think I was going to let Family Appreciation Day go by without coming to visit the best little sister in the world now would you?" Then Shining Armor smiled. "And plus, I thought I should show you the new family members."
Twilight gasped. "You mean?"
"Yep." He turned and looked out the doorway. "Alright sweetie, bring them in."
Cadence, Shining Armor's wife and Twilight's former foalsitter, walked in the house pushing a stroller.
"Oh my gosh!" Twilight ran over and peered inside. Lying asleep were two twin unicorn foals. They both had shinny white fur.
"Twili meet your new nieces Glitter Moon and Sparkle Dust. They were born just last week."
"They're adorable! Dusk come and see them."
Dusk ran up to the stroller and tried to look inside, but he was too short. "I can't see." Spike picked him up. "Thanks daddy." He looked at his new cousins. "Aw." Then he took a closer look at Sparkle Dust. "Hey that one looks a little like mommy."
Cadence smiled. "That's what we said the day they were born.
"Oh no!" Dusk shouted when he looked at the clock. "We're going to be late." He grabbed Twilight by the hoof and ran out the door. "Bye Aunt Cadence and Uncle Armor, we got to go to school now!" The two of them ran all the way to Cheerilee's school house. When they walked in Rainbow Dash was just finishing up her presentation.
"And that's what it's like to be a weather pony." She said. The whole class clapped.
"That's my mommy!" The pegasus Giggle Pie said, hopping up on top of her desk.
"You mean one of them." A teasing filly said.
"Hey!" Giggle Pie shouted. "You better what you say!" Giggle Pie was the daughter of Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie. Since Pinkie mothered her, she had a pink main and curly hair just like Pinkie.
"Girls!" Cheerilee shouted.
"Sorry." The teasing filly and Giggle Pie said in unison.
"Thank you." Cheerilee saw Twilight and Dusk in the doorway. "Oh you're late."
"Sorry." Twilight said. "The family came to visit this morning."
"Oh I understand. I was nearly late myself when some of Big Macintosh's cousins came over to visit. Well it's your turn to speak."
"Thank you." Dusk sat at his desk and Twilight began to speak. "Today I'm going to talk to you about the importance of family. Family is the most important thing in our lives. It's even more important that friendship. You should be grateful for the people you consider your family and who take care of you. No matter who they are, you should always love your family. Whether you a mom and a dad, two mothers, siblings who look after you, or even a parent who's not a pony, your family is the most important thing you have. I hope my words mean something to you." The entire class clapped.
"That was the greatest thing I ever heard!" Dusk shouted as he ran and hugged Twilight. "I love you mommy."
"I love you too Dusk."