My little gang have driven me insane tonight. They’re all so tired and have just bickered about anything and everything. I had to give Amy the biggest telling off ever for throwing pasta in the dining room. She cried a lot, did a good job of being sorry and cleaned it all up. They’re absolutely exhausted from our weekend at Center Parcs so I’ve tried to be a bit patient, to cut them a bit of slack. But hell I’m tired too. The most ridiculous thing was that all of ten minutes later they were tucked up in a corner of the playroom together beavering away with a set of Beados (which incidentally they love and I can’t flipping stand).
And I think that probably about sums up their sibling relationship right now – they flipping adore each other, they really do. I was editing some video from Chester Zoo this afternoon and caught the most gorgeous clip of Ben stood with his arms round Chloe while they were watching the giraffes and then another clip of him walking hand in hand with Amy. He is the most adorable big brother for about 80% of the time and has so much patience for Amy, he helps her with things she struggles with, holds her hand walking down the street and reads her stories, but for the other 20% he either can’t be bothered or tries to take the role of parent and gets cross with his sisters, shouts at them for whatever they’re doing wrong and then ends up in trouble himself as they clearly don’t want to listen to him telling them off and quite frankly it’s not his job!
We’ve had some really lovely family times over the last few weeks with a busy bank holiday of adventures together, the half term holidays and then this weekend just gone at Center Parcs – it has been really nice to spend time together, to get out and do things and has made me really excited for the summer holidays which, if we’re honest, are now only just around the corner!