It’s probably not all that surprising that I feel a renewed energy for photographic projects during the summer months. All the natural light, longer days and sunshine really do make for better pictures and by the end of winter I’m usually slightly bored of photographing the kids in the same old coats they’ve been wearing solidly for the last six months.
This month’s Siblings photo captures a rare moment of sibling cooperation for my two even though Alice is (if you look closely) being slightly restrained by her brother! As we’ve headed into summer the relationship between these two is shifting slightly, Alice is desperate to do everything her brother does and has that fearless energy of a toddler.
In return Theo tries to get her to stick to the rules like a third parent and there are frequently meltdowns when she wants to do something or have something that she is still too little for. Her current frustration is Theo’s bike which he often rides to school. Having mastered his scooter she sees absolutely no reason why she can’t also master his bike, even though her feet can’t reach the floor when she sits on the seat!
Fortunately there are still a few level playing fields (literally) for these two and the trampoline is one of them as well as the paddling pool, both places that fill with loud bursts of laughter as they play together in the warm summer months.
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