Our four in July 2017
We are now one week away from breaking up for the summer holidays and I think it’s come around just in time. The past month I’ve seen the relationships between our four develop so much, anything from being extra snugly, bickering over absolutely anything, caring for one another, telling on each other and just a complete variety that comes with having four little children, especially so close in age.
The bigger girls have been up & down, being the best of friends one minute, and the next having a row over belongings etc. I think the ‘end-of-term-it-is’ has well and truly kicked in, they’re both so worn out from school, overwhelmed and I think it just gets a big much some days, not everyday but this week has been challenging.
The little two have been blossoming so much, Didi is loving the attention she gets from her siblings, (not the picking up sometimes as it restricts her from getting up to no good! 😉 ) but more so as its her & Phoenix during the week, they play together so nicely most of the time or they just do their own thing. The favourite thing recently is the sand table in the garden where you’ll mostly find them being a double act tipping son each other while finding it hilarious, making castles, or usually Didi will be standing up on the table in the sand – testing my heart rate of course! They remind me so much of what it was like to have the big girls these ages, and again with Halle being three and Phoenix being the baby.
As Phoenix has now been doing two mornings at nursery per week, he lets me know if he gets to see either of the girls at the gate which is a little novelty, that paired with if we get “our parking space” at the school where he can watch them play and talk to them at the fence on the afternoon play!
On the whole, I am looking forward to them spending time together without the rushed element of life that school routines bring. With having all five of us at home, their Daddy will still be working it’s obviously not going to be sunshine and roses everyday but we are going to try our best to embrace it all.
These summer holidays come around so quickly, and I read something quite bittersweet recently, that ‘we only get 18 summers of their childhood’ – now when you think about it like that, as much as motherhood can bring challenging times, i’m going to try my hardest to keep this at the back of my mind. So i’m happy to be joining Lucy, Kerri-Anne, Katie, Carie, Amber and Donna this year so make sure you check out their posts and do pop by some of the ones linked up below! If you’re sharing via Instagram, be sure to use the hashtag #siblingsproject so we can all have a look at your wonderful images and share the love.