A wet and overcast weekend is never much fun for taking photos, but on the plus side it does at least mean Theo is wearing something other than a winter coat in this week’s portrait!
ISO 640, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/125
This photo was taken in our sitting room yesterday. Alice is sitting in her chair on his left and just before I took this picture he’d been earnestly chatting to her. Three months in and big brotherhood has lost none of its novelty, in fact on Saturday night we finally caved in to his wish to sleep in her room. I was ready for him to have a change of heart at the last minute, so we moved our trundle bed into her room so we were prepared for either sleeping arrangement, but he couldn’t wait!
We read a story in his bedroom and then quietly crept into Alice’s room in the dark to tuck him into bed. He was actually squealing with excitement as he snuggled down in the bed next to her cot and there were no disturbances from either of them.
Alice’s arrival has coincided with the period of infrequent nightmares that all kids of Theo’s age tend to go through and having his little sister with him at night clearly makes him feel much more secure. We are letting him stay in her room on a continuing basis and if it’s still working in a couple of weeks we might bring his proper bed in and make his old bedroom more of a playroom. He already has big plans about how he wants to rearrange all the furniture if we make it that far!
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