Photographing my son weekly as part of a photography project means I look closely at him in a way that I might not otherwise pause to do. Most of the time the images staring back at me make him look assured and older than his years, but just occasionally I capture a dwindling moment of his little boy innocence.
Our Sunday yesterday was a lovely family day. Following a cold and overcast morning the sun suddenly appeared and as we were having lunch at my sister’s, the cousins had a chance to play in the garden.
Theo’s cousins are a decade older than him and that age gap means that he has a wonderful way of making them let go of their teenage reserve and it works both ways, the age gap is so big that Theo doesn’t try to compete with them as he might with other children closer in age, instead he just gets swept along with their games and allows them to take control and look after him.
In a few weeks time, our family are all going off on holiday together. Last time we did this it worked brilliantly, with Theo keeping the teenagers occupied and the teenagers being like mini au pairs for the week. I hope this trip is as mutually beneficially for everyone!
PS – I can’t believe it is haircut time again, but looking at these photos it rather appears it might be – I’m not sure I’m ready for the trauma again!
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