Spending time with my big girls

If you are a Mum of more than one child, like me, you may be familiar with the pull you feel between children.

I imagine it must be tough if you have a large age gap and kids with different interests and I know it is difficult with children close in age with similar needs.

Lots of times I am sure Pepper and Cherry would love to get the attention their brother and even Lola gets, but as the oldest I (rightly or wrongly!) definitely expect more from them in terms of getting on with things.


I love finding the time to give each child individually where I can and if that’s not possible, just a break for the big girls from their little siblings. I think they need the chance to be the centre of my attention for a while.

This morning we decided to go for a walk to the park bright and early.


I think Pepper was regretting her decision as soon as we left, it was so cold! She fantasized about hot chocolate the entire way round.

Cherry was the opposite, she threw her coat off and got stuck into making herself as muddy as possible. For some reason the pond at the park has been filled in and in its place they have left a muddy mess. I think they are attempting to grow grass on the area but I can’t see it’s going very well. For a 5 year old it’s heavenly for squelching about in, not so great for me trying to take their shoes off on the doorstep at home.

I forgot it was Saturday and the field would be packed with people playing football and others watching. I felt a little left out, I wanted someone to cheer on from the sidelines. All of a sudden I felt an urge to have the girls join a football team. Fingers crossed they don’t have my hand (or is it foot?!) eye co-ordination.

The girls had on outfits from the new Boohoo kids range. If you know me you will know I love Boohoo. I have been a big fan for nearly 10 years. I remember the first bright blue, one shoulder dress I bought from there for £3.


Because of our long running love affair I was thrilled to hear they were doing a kids range. Mainly because you can order something 8:30pm and have it in your hands by 9 the next morning. Scatterbrain Mums like me need that kind of service especially leading up to Christmas, who knows how many own clothes and festive jumper days I’m going to forget between now and then.

The range is for boys and girls aged 4-12.


One of my favourite ways to dress the girls is in the same clothes but different colours. I got them each a lovely, cosy sweater dress. I really love them, the material is nice and thick and the design is bold and fun. I also got them these fab glitter jackets. I am a little disapointed with them as I assumed they could be worn as outerwear but the material is super thin, they really need a lining I think. Some of the stitching was very poor quality and was coming loose before the girls had put an arm in.



Pepper and Cherry are thrilled with them though. Pepper said she felt like a new girl wearing it! So I’m happy.

The jacket sells for £14 and the dress is £8 which I think is pretty good.

When we got back from our walk I had a look and Boohoo have now launched lots of lovely party wear which is well worth a look, grab yourself something nice while you’re there!

We were given credit to spend on the Boohoo kids range, all opinions are my own. 

Nat Halfpenny

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