Like most brothers close in age, one minute these three are best friends, the next they are bickering and arguing over silly things. These photos were taken on one of the days when they were the best friends.
We went down to the beach to burn off some energy and get some fresh air. On our walk along the beach, we found this big tree trunk. Of course, we had to stop and explore it.
They spent a good hour climbing on it, playing on it and turning it into a pirate ship. It was lovely to just sit back on a rock and watch all three of them playing together.
When they use their imagination like this, their (very small, admittedly!) age gaps make no difference. It’s amazing how no toys and no screens, and just a simple bit of nature really brings them all together.
The relationship between them is slowly starting to change. Harrison is 6 soon and is wanting to spend more time chilling out on his own, reading or typing out stories on his laptop. He’s started football club and is getting invited to more and more parties from school.
Alex and Benjamin are growing closer, playing together and often just spending time cuddled up on the sofa together watching a film.
However, I know once they are outdoors together, with no other distractions, the three of them are the best of friends.