This, of course, is a picture of my two ‘Children’ – which is the theme for this week’s Gallery. You might recognise it from when mini-Monkey was born, last Autumn, but I just couldn’t resist posting it again.
I was so worried about how Todzilla would react to being knocked off her Only Child post, but she has turned out to be a fantastic big sister.
Although there has been the odd little incident like burying mini-Monkey under a mountain of folded washing because ‘Bubba’s cold’… dragging her off the baby swing by her ankles to play with her… rolling her across the floor…
But all the rough-housing aside, she’s genuinely besotted by her baby sis. Just this evening she insisted on leaping out of bed and running downstairs because she’d forgotten to ‘Kiss Bubba night-night!’
I think this picture perfectly captures that adoration. I love it so much I even had it made into an actual piece of art for OH’s 35th birthday late last year. It was recreated in acrylic paint, by the fantastically talented @AndreaCutts of Children’s Portraits.
Now they’ll forever be my babies – on canvas, at least!