This weekend I can’t tell you what we’ve got up to.
I’m not attempting to be mysterious and pretending I participate in activities I can’t reveal to you.
Its just the whole shebang went by so fast! I had so many plans, some of which came to fruition while others where never anything more than pie in the sky.
So I’m just sharing some pictures of my lovely lot.
Oh my life sometimes they drive me absolutely up the wall. I have moments where I think this is it, I’m losing my mind, this is how it all ends. But then I have times with them that are so packed full of love and all the feelings I can’t believe my luck.
One of the most precious things to me is seeing them interact as siblings. Sometimes they fight like cat and dog, and I mean they really go for it. I can have trouble getting in between. When they are pals though there is nothing more beautiful. Especially the way they care for their baby brother, they would do anything for him and he adores them for it.
It will come as no surprise Pepper and Cherry, as twins, are always down for each other. Their bond is unbreakable and while they can say what they like about their twin anyone else better think twice before criticizing. No wonder they are so popular at school, better to be on their good side!
I often feel Lola is a bit of a lost soul. Not the baby, not a twin. She floats about in the middle and tries to understand her elder sisters complicated games but spends a lot of time on her own. She doesn’t seem to mind though so for now its not an issue. I know when the chips are down those big sister instincts kick in and she has the dream team fighting in her corner.
I know I will look back on these days so so fondly as they grow. When they were a gang and when I was part of it. Sad as it is, I’ll be the first to go and I know that. The games won’t revolve around me anymore and I’ll be the one who won’t understand. Having children close together means they will always have a friend but I won’t always have a baby or a chubby little toddler.
One of the most bittersweet thoughts I have is they have no idea this will all end.
One by one they will grow up and move on from our games and I’ll be the one remaining, wondering where all the weekends went.