Blog – Being a Dad of Twins – Diary 042-045 Summer Edition.

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Shot from my OMD at Clovelly.

Blog number forty-two…. hang on, this is a special extra long Summer Edition!

I am a few months behind with my twins blog and I know you guys have been waiting for a long time so here I am, writing an extra long summer edition to cover the missing four months! My summer has been crazy this year and that’s a good thing, at least for my career and business.

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I can’t resist smiles like this!

So, it was July and a mad mad month for me as my wedding season was in over-drive. 2016 has been my busiest year by far and I am really grateful for that. Yet, I do envy those who have a normal 9-5 jobs because this is the time when they can spend some quality time with the family. As a photographer, I work at odd days and hours that are supposed to be resting. I rarely meet up with friends nowadays and most of my jobs happen at the weekends. Worst that now I shoot almost every other day and it means that I hardly have time to entertain my two little ones.

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Ashton is dressing smart.

But when I do have the rare free days, or when my wife booked something way in advance that I have kept free from bookings, I will spend them with my family. Here I would like to thank my lovely wife for her understanding, support and effort in looking after Ashton and Annabelle while I am working. If you have been reading all my previous blogs, you would understand just how challenging it can be looking after twins. They may be a bit older now but things just don’t get easier. They are still very demanding in many ways since twins have a tendency of reliance of their siblings. Ashton and Annabelle loves to hang around with each other and they are so used to each other’s company that they feel that they will never need ‘friends’. This is why many schools now like to separate twins in different classes so they can build up their independence. This is important and has become more apparent and difficult to deal with when we are out and about. They rarely like to socialise with other children, not even a ‘hi’. This is terrible. But this is expected. If you are expecting twins, this is something to bare in mind. Nonetheless, every child is different so I cannot say for all twins out there. But this is very common.

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Clovelly was such a lovely place.

While they rely on their siblings, Ashton and Annabelle do fight all the time, I guess that’s also normal for kids at their age (but I’ve been told by others that they can still fight when well into their teenage years, oh dear…). And when we go outside, they literally ‘stick’ to us. No remedy there and both Sue and I will just have to be patient and wait for the day when they both just go and play by themselves in parties or when they are at our local parks.

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Fruit picking has becoming our family outing every year.

Even though I was super busy, but looking back at my photo library, I realised that I took lots of photos, mostly from our family holiday to Devon, to celebrate my old age. As much as I love to travel around the world, there are still tons of places to explore within the UK. I absolutely love Cornwall and Wales and this is the first time visiting Devon. Oh my, don’t I just love it. It’s different and very scenic. Clovelly was my highlight and I have totally fallen in love with this place. I will, at some points, go back and photograph properly.

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Donkey was still used for transporting goods!

 

I guess that now Ashton and Annabelle are old enough that I don’t need to talk about their physical development anymore. But now, it’s the time to talk about their behaviour. Annabelle, as usual, always being the easier of the two and she has more patience to listen and easy to reason with. Ashton is the total opposite. He’s increasingly getting less and less patient, many time he just frustrated by himself. He would listen either when we try to teach him or reason with him. He just get upset and screams. Oh did I mention screams? Yes, I guess you remembered that he used to scream a lot in the past, he hasn’t got off it, in fact, it is now worst. If you know any tips to train an impatient young man, please do share! We would love to hear for sure.

So, I hope to share more next month and I will try to update my blog as often as possible but as my workload is increasing, please do bear with me! I am always here!

Thank you for reading my blog and please support my work and this site by buying stuff from Amazon via the link at the bottom (only if you need to buy stuff of course). 

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