Siblings – August 2017

Unusually it actually feels like ages since I wrote my last Siblings post . . . so much so that I actually had to check that I hadn’t missed July out completely!

We’ve done so much since I published my last Sibling update – celebrated both Ben and Chloe’s birthday, multiple camping trips, a road trip to Dover – it feel like we haven’t stopped if I’m honest.

As is to be expected for a long summer holiday, it’s fair to say there has been plenty of bickering and squabbling.  Mostly about inane rubbish like what to watch on TV, what to see at the cinema or whether to have an ice cream or a hot chocolate for a treat.  I’m quite sure that sometimes when I give them a choice about something, one of them purposely plumps for the opposite option to their sibling just to make life difficult.  It makes me not want to give them a choice about anything half the time!

In fairness they’re all getting on really well – they’ve been great company for each other whilst we’ve been out on our various adventures, always looking out for each other and playing together.  The difficulty comes when we spend too much time at home and everyone loses their patience!

By the time I write my next Siblings post, all three children will be in school together for the first time – Chloe and Amy at the Infant site and Ben over at the Juniors.  Although Ben and and Amy are relatively close together in age, they won’t actually attend primary school together as by the time Amy moves to the Juniors, Ben will have gone to Secondary – which makes me feel a bit sad if I’m honest!

This month’s photos were taken on our trip to Dover – we struck lucky with the weather and managed a day at the seaside!

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  1. August 15, 2017 / 11:08 am

    I’ve never been to Dover, it looks lovely. Sounds like you are having a great summer. I’ve just written out final week of summer post, it’s been great, but sad it’s over. Enjoy the rest of the holidays and hope the sun shines x

  2. August 15, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    Looks like a fun day out. My two rarely argue but somehow control of the TV remote is always the one thing that can set them off! x

  3. August 15, 2017 / 9:05 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I know what you mean about 1 always choosing the opposite thing. We spend a lot of time with my niece and she always does this. It makes me want to scream!

  4. Rebecca Hollick
    August 15, 2017 / 11:11 pm

    lovely pics! love the siblings project!

  5. August 16, 2017 / 7:09 am

    I can’t believe Amy is starting school. It only seems like 5 minutes since she was born.
    I actually enjoy the inane bickering here, I pull up a chair to watch ?

  6. August 16, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    Oh I love these photos Colette – I love that first one especially!! x #Siblingsproject

  7. August 16, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Looks like a lovely beach day adventure, its funny when some months seem longer than others when you have so much planned in isn’t it? x

  8. August 17, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I have read your latest interview on whattheredheadsaid. Glad to read this post as my first read here.

  9. Jenny
    August 23, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Dover is lovely actually went there in college long story hahaha but we haven’t been as a family. Loving these beach snaps. I think the dynamics between siblings is great even when they test each other it’s all part of it despite that being frustrated for parents. I remember you saying you had a busy summer glad it’s going well and enjoyable babes. #siblingsproject

  10. August 30, 2017 / 10:34 pm

    Oh they are just so cute together! I bet it’s going to be so strange for you leaving them all at the school gate and coming home empty handed 🙂 #SiblingsProject

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