We took part in the siblings project in July and shared the delights of a British heatwave and the simplicity of paddling pool fun. When Euan was little we simply filled up a tub with water and each year snapped a ”boy in a bucket” photo. The last time I shared one in 2016 Luca was a newborn and Euan had his first summer sharing his bucket!
I completely forgot to post a ”boys in a bucket” photo last year and looking back at the pictures I realise why – our yard had been stripped back to concrete ready for decking and they couldn’t both comfortably fit in one tub. I’d persuaded them to take it in turns between the tub and a box with the help of a can of foamy soap.
Our summer holiday this year didn’t unfold as we’d planned and I had to be away from the boys a lot. It made me appreciate how precious it is that our boys are such good friends, making it easy to find people willing to look after them both. I could probably call every siblings post ”Best Friend Brothers” like I did in July. It makes it so much easier as a Mum to leave your children with other people knowing they will take care of each other. Euan is such a nurturing, kind and helpful big brother. Luca is a whirl of funny energy balanced by a gentle ”it’s ok” energy. Every day I’m thankful I am their Mum.