Family dynamics are changing. Our littlest is walking and causing lots of disruption. P1 loves that her baby sister is now able to play and the games they play are much more varied. However, P2 is struggling to come to terms with the situation. Her baby sister is now even more into destroying her games than ever before.
Today we took the Toddlepak that P2 had when she was starting to walk, and we went for a walk around Beaver Water World. P3 has been gradually growing in confidence with her walking but this was the first proper outing and time on her reins. Apart from getting absolutely caked in mud from the recent rain fall and using shoes for the first time, she loved it.
I was able to capture a very little glimpse of our future today. It’s going to be chaotic! Keeping a check on all three at once. But I think it’s going to be fun. P2 really enjoyed holding onto the reins and taking her sister for a walk which was a really lovely treat to see that side of their relationship again.
I am still struggling, even a year on, to find a happy balance between the time I spend with each one. I am increasingly aware of how much time P3 needs and how things are rapidly being all about her and not P1 or P2. I am so thankful that P1 and P2 have a very close bond now. Of course they still squabble but the majority of the time they flourish in each other’s company. P2 especially gets so excited when it’s afternoon school run time.
I am so excited for next months siblings photos. If I remember to take them NOT last minute, they should feature Christmas jumpers and tinsel. Yay!