A PORTRAIT OF MY CHILDREN, ONCE A WEEK, FOR THE NEXT 52 WEEKS
Sienna: My imaginative, theatrical little girl. You are partly telling me off and saying I can not come back into the house, partly concerned about my standing as high up on my tip toes as I possibly can to try and take your photo, and partly warning me about crocodiles lurking in the grass in front of us. You often tell several stories all at once, and your favourite type of play is role play.
Finley: In an effort to encourage you to explore and study nature, I often get to practice being brave about insects with you. However, you already know that although I am highly enthusiastic about the creepy crawlies you find, I’m not fond of touching them. You built this little caterpillar, and his “Mum”, a nice house out of leaves, right underneath our mango tree.
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Christmas Eve really is very near. Like, very, very near indeed. Are you ready? I’m not. I’m behind this year. But I’ll get there. Doing what I can. Trying my best to enjoy one advent day at a time.
PS. Make this. It’ll make someone happy.