I am a day dreamer, often snapped back to reality with a shout of ‘mummy’ from one of the boys. I have been this way since I was tiny. Always imagining what other people did when they went home, who they spoke to, what jobs they did and what they were thinking. I find people fascinating.
Since making my very own people my mind has been even more preoccupied. I love imagining the people my boys might grow up to be. The jobs they may have and who they get to fall in love with. Mostly I imagine how their relationship with each other might be when they are older. Will they live on opposite sides of the world? Harbor told Sonny yesterday that when they grow up they will be like Jan. (Our elderly, festival going next door neighbour) Harbor must have seen my confused look because he then said ‘we’ll live next door to each other and put each others bins out but we won’t bath together anymore’
I feel confident that they will always be firm friends. They are close in age and although their personalities are so vastly different they seem to have such a like minded sense of humour and emotional intelligence. Im nervous that I’m blissfully writing this while there is a parent with older boys out there thinking ‘just you wait and see’ and I guess that deep down I know there is that moody teenager spell where I might have to stop them killing each other. Yet when I look at these photographs amazingly its hard to imagine!
While we were away in Devon the boys were sharing a bedroom. They have only done this once before and I was expecting them to be really excited by the idea. However I would describe the way they felt about it as something between devastated and shocked. Harbor starting laying down some ground rules. (Sonny likes to lie in bed and natter to himself for about an hour before falling asleep, whereas Harbor is asleep as soon as his head hits the pillow) to every rule Sonny replied ‘nope’. It was so funny to watch. Its a cliche but they are chalk and cheese.
When they are getting on its the greatest thing to watch. Harbor helping Sonny and giving him encouragement. Sonny out of the blue hugging Harbor and telling him how much he loves him. Its pretty evenly split between the times they don’t get on. They love to tell me when the other has done something naughty and they love to watch the other child squirm and try to get out of a telling off. Whichever they are doing, getting on or not, it is always the most extreme version of it.
The one thing that they absolutely agree on is dressing the same. They actually insist on it. Im nervous that these days will soon come to an end, especially with Harbor becoming more and more attached to a crappy grey hoody that my husband bought. So I’m obviously embracing these days and capturing all the cutest photographs I possibly can. These cute outfits are from The Essential One. I really love the preppy look for my boys, especially Sonny with his wild hair and rosy cheeks. I feel really silly to have left the braces look behind because now I’ve put them both in braces I’m hooked again. Practical (for grabbing a rogue toddler heading for oncoming traffic) and so dapper. These outfits are such lovely quality pieces. ‘Smart and Comfy’ according to Sonny!
The most special thing about my boys is that when I photograph them you can clearly see their personalities. I don’t need to write about Harbor being the sensible gentle soul or Sonny being the dodgems personified because you can just see it. In every photograph. Or at least I can. So at ages 5 and 3 they are Danger mouse and Penfold and I’m excited to see how they journey continues.
These lovely outfits were gifted to us by The Essential One but all words and thoughts are my own and as always I wouldn’t promote anything I didn’t love or think was right for my blog.