Dinah's mother and "mother-aunties" absolutely cherish her as a child.
Joseph, Rachel's son, is also Dinah's first and closest friend.
When they are just babies, Joseph helps Dinah stand for the first time, while Dinah helps Joseph talk. Daw, these two little ones are adorable.
Dinah notices that all of the children have formed mini-tribes, mostly separated by age.
Reuben, Simon, Levi, and Judah are much older and almost men by the time Dinah knows their names.
Judah is the nicest to Dinah, because he is the youngest out of the older boys. Simon and Levi are really mean and nasty, though.
Zebulun is the leader of the younger kids, and Dan is his "lieutenant."
Gad and Asher are playmates and also jokesters.
Eventually, Simon and Levi make fun of Dan and Zebulun for playing with Dinah and Joseph, so Dan and Zebulun try to act more manly, and they follow the older kids.
Dinah remembers how her mother has little patience with her inadequacies as a child, and one time she even slaps Dinah for throwing down her day's spinning.
Luckily, Dinah is reassured by Bilhah, who tells her a story about Uttu, a woman who taught other women how to turn wool into string and string into cloth.
After the story, Dinah becomes confident in her spinning.
Dinah then talks about the rivalries between the brothers.
Simon and Levi fight a lot. Zebulun and Judah do, too, but the fighting is over physical strength, and it's good-natured. Gad and Asher are embarrassed by their mother Zilpah's clumsiness. And Tali and Issa blame Leah for making them look identical.
Yeesh, talk about chaos.
Also, Laban has lost two of Jacob's favorite dogs—and then he loses Ruti in a gambling bet.
Uhh, that's not good.
Leah is able to convince Jacob to buy Ruti back, and he ends up losing a lot from buying her back. He is treated well over the next few weeks for his goodness.
Ruti also becomes indebted to Leah, and she sticks to Leah's side like gum on the wall.