Tuesday, 15 January 2008
Meet the family ...
I bought these two cushions for my daughters at Christmas. I love the fabric, colours and shapes. It struck me the other day just how much their new owners resemble them! Little Sister is indeed a cheeky little squirrel. Always up to mischief, running around, leaping from one thing to another.
An incessant hoarder - she buries her treasure around her room and woe betide anyone who digs it up and moves it to the wrong place. She sleeps surrounded by her goodies, cats, fairies, sylvanians, the odd milk tooth stashed in a purse and is only content when everything is in its right place, even if her mummy can see no order in this!
At her happiest perhaps in the garden haring around or at the park on her scooter, she likes to sleep cuddled under her eiderdown with her head on the pillow that Big Sister made her for Christmas (watch out ladies Big Sister is turning out to be a dab hand at the soft furnishings!). How much sleep she actually gets is always a mystery to her parents, as one eye seems to be permanently watching over those treasures!
Big Sister on the other hand takes life at a more sedate pace. A lot of time is spent languishing around her room. Just like the deer, she is not often to be seen. Long legged and graceful she is taking those first furtive steps into adulthood and taking a few tumbles along the way. Shy amongst strangers she is happiest with familiy and close friends. I would photograph her room but believe me there's piles of make up in there that even I don't want to see close up!
It's wonderful isn't it to be able to watch our children grow and heartbreaking to see them unhappy. Neither of my two have had the best of weeks and it is hard as a parent and as a child to learn that there are some things that you just can't make better. So Miss Squirrel and Miss Deer this is for you - LOVE YOU.
And a word of advice - Miss Squirrel, no more treasure please, your hoard is big enough to get you through the winter and Miss Deer, please tidy up your room before the magpies are attracted by all the glitter and things start to go missing!