When I was a kid, I never knew what to do with smaller kids. And when I was a teenager I would avoid these strange creatures at all costs.
As a father I have a bit more idea how to cope with them, but I wouldn't say I'm a natural. Certainly I find it easier once they are old enough to play chess or discuss philosophy.
My son, Rogan, on the other hand, has always been wonderful with kids. He has a knack for making them laugh and get over excited. Quite simply, kids love him.
My stepdaughter and grandchildren were down at the weekend and I was fortunate enough to capture some of that relaxed connection between him and his youngest nephew, Cormac.
As always, you can click on the images for larger versions.