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This week was an odd one.
At the beginning of the year hubby and I decided that he would take each child away for a week solo.
It’s a really odd thing.
Spending time with a child is a rarity once you have more than one.

And it seems even more so when you have twins.
It would appear there is an inbuilt human response that twins should never be separated.
And yet, I remain absolute that children are individuals. 
Regardless of ‘twin’ status. Siblings will need to be considered in a family environment.

And me and him fortunately agreed, it would (and will) do our children the world of good to have some one-to-one time with a parent.
It helps with trying to figure out half-terms, when my parents can help and I don’t need to use up my scarce annual leave. (That’s not requesting the sympathy vote, I work compressed hours so do get a day with them).

In February, Mr J and CM went to home to Todmorden.
Over Easter we all went back.
And this half term, with our Tod friends also away, Mr J and E treated themselves to a holiday (more of that to follow).

So, this week, Tuesday was our ‘Yes’ day. With CM & B.
CM & B were besties up until B started Reception, so much so that I worried about E. It now seems that B’s confidence (no doubt gained from his bestie) is his downfall.
But fortunately this week has offered some restoration of this relationship. A friendship remains in tact.
Phew.Living Arrows And so,we arrived home after our ‘yes’ day. Fortunately, our ‘yes’ day included acceptance that chores needed to be fulfilled. And so walking the dogs was a compromise.

As long at they got to spend time on the beach.

It wasn’t much of a compromise.Rhoose Point Living Arrows Siblings Rhoose Point Living Arrows
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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    June 6, 2016 at 09:19

    What a lovely idea of taking each child away to get some one-on-one time together – I love this, I might need to steal it.

    Beautiful photos of the two of them on the beach, it looks like their relationship is firmly back on track.
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    Emma T
    June 6, 2016 at 23:20

    Some great photos of them. Blimey I’m impressed with the week away with each of them. My OH has never taken N anywhere alone – unless you count taking him to work on the farm.
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    Mommy's Little Princesses
    June 8, 2016 at 17:33

    I’m just loving the idea of some of the one on one time away with each child. Awww such lovely captures of these besties. Xx #livingarrows

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    Donna
    June 12, 2016 at 20:43

    Thos photos are beautiful, so much adventure! I love that you’re going out with just one child and away on holidays too. It must mix things up and change the dynamic completely x
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