Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.
Kitty: Even if I didn’t have the calendar to remind me I could tell that we’re counting down to the end of term simply by how very tired you are. You’re giving life you’re all and sometimes you just need to curl up in a corner and hide for a bit, and when you do, you have a properly epic frown to keep the world at bay. This picture was taken when your very dear friend F came to play; you were a mermaid and he was a knight or a prince or maybe both, and the pair of you were completely hooked by the world of your imagination – it was lovely to see you so smiley – now roll on the summer holidays.
Elma: I’m cheating again this week because I couldn’t choose between either of these photos. The first was taken on the Oxford Instameet and I love it for your posture, and your expression. I look at that photo, taken against the wall of one of your favourite pink buildings (which just happened to belong to my old college), and wonder what you’re thinking. The second is what happens when you surprise a wood nymph with a camera. Your sister may have been off being a mermaid but you had your own world overlaying hers, and after all, why shouldn’t a mermaid and a wood nymph be sisters.
Pip: What can I say, other than that such is the fascination of a cricket helmet that I’m certain that I have pictures of both your sisters in similar poses. They have never shown quite the aptitude you have for the game itself though. Well any game really, but if you’re going to be as sports mad as your father I’m glad you’re showing an interest in cricket – it happens in the summer, we go inside when it rains and we have great teas – I can get behind being a cricket mama!