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This photo was taken almost five years ago.
It was our last weekend away as a family of three.
I was pregnant with the 4yo!
We were at my husband’s best friend’s wedding, in Ireland.
We had an amazing weekend. The wedding was beautiful. The 7yo, then just two and half, was very taken with the Princess who got married. We enjoyed the ceremony and the meal together – his behaviour was impeccable and he made us very proud. He and I then went off to bed, while hubby enjoyed the rest of the evening with old friends (and Guinness!).
I treasure the time we had as a three.
I wish there was a way to create the same for the 4yo and the wee girl, but of course there isn’t.
It is unique to our life with the 7yo.
But, the times we have with the 4yo and the wee girl are special in their own way. And, although the 7yo had our undivided attention for almost three years, he didn’t have a big brother to play with!
As we navigate life as a family of five, we are conscious of ensuring that each of them have times that are theirs alone.
Their own unique moments.
It’s a tricky balancing act, one that we don’t always get right. But we do our best.
Weekends like this may be
slightly a lot more chaotic now, but there are no less fun!
I am linking up with the lovely Charly at Podcast for What’s the Story? To see other stories behind the picture, click on the badge below.
I am also linking up with the wonderful Jaime at The Oliver’s Madhouse – why not hop on over and take a look at some other magical moments!