Our little Valentine’s baby turned 14 today, slightly wary at leaving the comfort of 13 behind, but a bit excited too. And wondering when we’re going to let her have her own Facebook account…
In the 2nd half of the morning, as Maggie was busy creating a heart-shaped, gluten-free chocolate birthday cake, Meg, Rogan and I went for a walk down at Rascarrel Bay.
After drinking the hot chocolate Maggie had made up in a flask for us, I thought I’d take a photo of the 2 of them.
The fact that it was easy – no fuss, no complaints, no pulling faces at each other (or me) – was not because they are used to me carrying a camera. Quite simply it’s because they get on well together. Meg adores her big brother and Rogan is incredibly patient with his little sister – far more than I ever was with mine.
When I think how much I used to fight with my brother and sister when we were kids, it astounds me how little trouble we have with the two of them.
Some days, and this is one of them, I can’t help but feel a very proud Dad.