308/366 Serpentines Gallery Yoko Ono #Smikesfilm boys smile

The boys and I travelled to London’s Hyde Park today to support Team GB in the mens triathlon. We had an amazing day and got to watch a bit of history as the Brownlee brothers passed us by and ended up winning gold and bronze medals. Once the race had finished we made our way to the serpentine gallery where the boys had their photo taken in a part of Yoko Ono’s interactive #smilesfilm online gallery. Smilesfilm is a worldwide participatory project that encourages participation online. Conceived as a way of connecting people across the world, the project invites people to upload and send images of their smiles by hash-tagging #smilesfilm, creating a global string of smiles covering the planet.
And here are my boys smiling away

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It’s all about the smile.

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Brotherly love

My sons Jak age 9 and Joseph age 4 are always arguing, they argue over everything but they would do anything for each other especially Jak. Being the eldest he is very caring and very grown up for his age, he looks after Joseph and let’s him get away with alot of things.
Today they went swimming and after we went for a Chinese buffet. After jak’
s third plate he asked if he could have some afters which was ice-cream, so off he went helping himself to a huge bowl full of whippy ice-cream. Joseph was still eating his noodles and wasn’t paying much attention to where Jak went until Jak sat back down at the table.
Joseph then looked really sad and offered Jak a noodle, to which Jak wasn’t paying much attention to, so Joseph then said to me
‘I share my food with someone I love’ he repeated this twice and I said to him ‘aaw you good boy’
so I told Jak to take the noodle because Joseph was saying he loved him, once Jak took the noodle Joseph then said to him
‘don’t you love me Jak, are you going to share your food with me now’
Joseph was staring at jak’s ice-cream with very hungry eyes lol
There was me thinking I was witnessing some brotherly love and all along Joseph had an ulterior motive thinking of ice-cream.

He’s not silly my Joseph, lol.

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Boys will be boys

What have I got to look forward to?

I had a taster of my years to come of having three boys this past week.

The arguments and fights have started, my two eldest argue over everything. Jak will say the sky is blue, Joseph will say it’s black just to annoy his elder brother and then they shout at each other and although Joseph is wrong he is so confident with his self that he will even argue with me.
If I have this with two boys what’s it going to be like when Oliver starts talking! Oh I can’t wait.

My house is so male orientated there is not a touch of pink or anything girly unless you open up my wardrobe.
There are gadgets, spud guns, cars, football, stuff, boxing stuff,lego and BLUE everywhere I look.

If i want to have some tv time I have to succumb to watching James Bond films, with explosions, fighting, spy gear and women in their underwear lol instead I’d like watch a really good chick flick, anything that’s girly really or anything with Cameron Dias in it.

When I go shopping I seem to be the only parent in the shopping centre whose boys feel the need to chase after each other, hide amongst the window display and fight on the floor. The worst thing that they do is run and slide down the aisles (sometimes might I add banging into other shoppers feet).
Don’t get me wrong my boys are good they are not little terrors and do do what they are told but they are just behaving like boys.
I don’t know how I am going to cope being the only female in the house, I need a little sanctuary, a little haven, somewhere where I can have a little me time, where I can have pink flowery frilly things without having to hear ‘urgh that’s girly’ lol.

I’ll never get to have a girly night with them….
I’ll never get to talk to them about make-up….
I’ll never get to pinch their clothes when they are older…..
I’ll never get to plait their hair…..
I’ll never get to watch their dainty little lyrical dances with there dance group….
I’ll never get to buy lovely little dresses….
What I do get is to watch football in the wind, rain and freezing cold weather…
I get to buy trackies and jeans…..
I get to buy cars and boxing gloves….
I get to watch them in a boxing match….
I get to sit in the middle of a nerf war and have darts shot at my head…..
I don’t have to brush their hair. A bit of gel and off they go….
I get to buy them lots of hats…

What’s best about having three boys is that they are very loving towards me and are all mummy’s boys. I know when they grow up they will look after me just like my brothers do with my mum (well at least I hope they do).
After putting up with their fighting and arguing I know they will be close and be best friends and look out for each other because it is what I will teach them to do.
My boys are caring and sensitive and always have a smile on their faces, even my baby Oliver.
So I’m lucky to have my three boys and I’m glad they are who they are and I will put up with their fighting because boys will be boys.

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