When I'm not drawing or pouring my heart out on to paper, than I'm probably doing this...taking photos, lots of photos. It's my way to look back on the day and think - this isn't a bad life is it..? (well, most days.)But last night, I went through my phone and found this one from a a year or so ago. I remember my daughter had just woken up and my son was so excited to see her that he jumped on the bed and squeezed her, then they both giggled. It was incredibly beautiful. I couldn't stop my face from making this goofy smile, so much so my cheeks hurt! So then snap! a picture was taken. ..My son has always treated his sister with love and admiration and she sees him as some kind of super hero that she's allowed to tell off and wrestle every now and then. They are pretty gorgeous. But recently, being 8 and all, my son's getting annoyed with his little sister. He closes the gate at the bottom of the stairs so she can't follow him when he builds something with his lego or making paper planes etc. and she cries. It's terribly normal, I know, but without this picture it would have been easy to forget how (for many of us) innocent life is with kids sometimes, how simple it is even if it's hard on us parents and on our kids. With all the chaos going on around us it's also easy to forget how quickly they grow up, until they actually do. ...I'm a little emotional about this tbh, maybe because my son is talking about secondary school and uni, or maybe it's because he's going to be tall like his 6'4 father and already has the same size feet as me! Either way, it's happening. My kid(s) are becoming less like cute little chubby pets and more like proper semi-serious human beings. It's all very weird if you ask me. ...And as clingy and cheesy as it may seem, this little pic is my portal to their childhood. So, when they leave to start their own amazing adventures and start a life away from home, I can jump into this moment; my children will once again be little and the world around us will melt away and all the changes and the growing up will, for a little while, hang in the air like floating clouds, and just for a second everything... will.. simply. stop. #mumlife

When I’m not drawing or pouring my heart out on to paper, than I’m probably doing this…taking photos, lots of photos. It’s my way to look back on the day and think – this isn’t a bad life is it..? (well, most days.)But last night, I went through my phone and found this one from a a year or so ago. I remember my daughter had just woken up and my son was so excited to see her that he jumped on the bed and squeezed her, then they both giggled. It was incredibly beautiful. I couldn’t stop my face from making this goofy smile, so much so my cheeks hurt! So then snap! a picture was taken. ..My son has always treated his sister with love and admiration and she sees him as some kind of super hero that she’s allowed to tell off and wrestle every now and then. They are pretty gorgeous. But recently, being 8 and all, my son’s getting annoyed with his little sister. He closes the gate at the bottom of the stairs so she can’t follow him when he builds something with his lego or making paper planes etc. and she cries. It’s terribly normal, I know, but without this picture it would have been easy to forget how (for many of us) innocent life is with kids sometimes, how simple it is even if it’s hard on us parents and on our kids. With all the chaos going on around us it’s also easy to forget how quickly they grow up, until they actually do. …I’m a little emotional about this tbh, maybe because my son is talking about secondary school and uni, or maybe it’s because he’s going to be tall like his 6’4 father and already has the same size feet as me! Either way, it’s happening. My kid(s) are becoming less like cute little chubby pets and more like proper semi-serious human beings. It’s all very weird if you ask me. …And as clingy and cheesy as it may seem, this little pic is my portal to their childhood. So, when they leave to start their own amazing adventures and start a life away from home, I can jump into this moment; my children will once again be little and the world around us will melt away and all the changes and the growing up will, for a little while, hang in the air like floating clouds, and just for a second everything… will.. simply. stop. #mumlife

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