I’m ashamed to say that I missed last month’s Siblings post and I was more than a little bit gutted to break my run of monthly posts! Essentially I’d forgotten about it till the last minute (as is often the case to be fair) and so when it came to knocking together a post from the pictures I had taken of the three of them together over the previous month I discovered that I just hadn’t taken any. I didn’t have one single photo of all three kids together. The whole point of joining in the Siblings project was to ensure that I get regular snaps of my little team together and to document their relationships as they grow up. So last month, I failed on all counts. Not photos. No blog post. The plus side of this however is that it did make me much more aware of grabbing photos this month so here goes:
I love how this set of photos captures their personalities – Amy’s cheeky face, Chloe’s death stare / pout when she has absolutely no desire to be in a team photo and just how grown up Ben is looking.
Their relationship continues to be one which I adore to observe, to listen to the wild and crazy role play that their imaginations come up with, to hear the cheeky games they play with one another. For the most part their relationships are fairly interchangeable – they can happily play all together or just two of them. Ben and Chlo wind each other up something chronic at times but they love each other to bits and have a lot of fun acting out stories that they’re making up, sometimes Amy is included in these (often as a dog or something equally arbitrary but she doesn’t care!) Ben loves to take care of his sisters, particularly Amy – helping her with her shoes, putting her favourite programme on TV or even helping me to change her nappy. She adores him and continues to refer to him as “Benny” (which he perpetuates by calling himself Benny too, making my heart melt). At the moment I think Chloe gets the best of both worlds with an equal age gap between them. She and Amy playing a rather daft game which basically involves them cuddling and falling over – they think it’s hilarious!
I’m not going to deny that there was definitely some bickering over the course of the Easter holidays – show me a house where there wasn’t! However, I continue to relish these days where they are happy to show their love for each other and enjoy each other’s company.