Last month, for one reason or another, I missed my Siblings post. I’d actually planned a specific time to take photos for the post and had mentally written it – but then despite taking loads of photos on that particularly day out, I didn’t have a single one of the kids together. Before I knew it the moment had passed and I’d missed it completely. This month I’ve ended up using photos you’ve seen before – ones I’d taken specifically for campaigns I’m working on but which actually fit the bill quite nicely. At very end of October we had a lovely walk in the woods with my mum and sister (once Ben had given his head a wobble and stopped sulking) and it was nice to be outside with my camera and able to take photos in daylight – I do find this time of year so challenging for photography, all the more so when the kids are at school and our opportunities for daylight are limited!
After writing back in September that I was worried Chloe was feeling a little left out, things seem to have settled again and she’s back to having the best of both worlds – she can be the big sister and mother Amy, bossing her about in their role play or she can be the little sister and play rough and tumble with Ben.
The first thing Amy does in the morning, after checking that it’s ok to get out of bed, is go in to her siblings to see if they are awake. Ben is almost always awake, Chloe not so much. Luckily she’s not too bothered by being woken up but I must admit I’d rather she was able to take full advantage of the opportunity to sleep as she can be a right grump when she’s tired. (Yes, she gets that from me!)
There are definitely times that Ben gets fed up with the girls and takes his role of being the eldest all too seriously, telling them off and trying to make them do things his way. He gets into quite a lot of trouble for shouting at them and bossing them about – I’m sure he thinks he has some sort of divine right to expect them to behave the way he wants them too!
My little team really enjoyed their half term together – we had a fairly relaxed time visiting friends or going to the cinema before the kids went to Nana’s for a long weekend. Thankfully they seem to have slipped back into their school routine fairly easily and by the time I write my next Siblings update we’ll be in the full throes of Christmas prep and looking forward to the end of term! I can’t wait!