Super siblings. What are super siblings? Well. They have a keen sense of cuteness and more cuteness. They are a united front of two or more. And they inexplicably say and do the funniest things.
Case in point “a”: When asked what outfit he was going to wear, Caleb said he needed big sister Serafina to help. But when she put together a pair of plaid shorts and a Paul Frank hoody (yes, they have ridiculously trendy closets), his eyes widened as he dramatically said, “But they don’t go with my Paul Frank pants!” Not an emphatic “NO” to the plaid shorts; but rather, the top just didn’t match the pants as he’d hoped. (Note to self: Concerned that children know more brand names and labels than you? You should be.)
Case in point “b”: While wandering through the woods to find the “perfect” spot for our photos, I nearly walked right into a spiderweb. I stopped just in time, but that didn’t stop me from letting out a bloodcurdling scream. “What happened??” the kids asked. I pointed to the web and the tiny spider that was dangling from it and explained how I had almost died. Serafina agreed that it was a ‘scary spider.’ “That’s why I let Caleb go first.” Hehehe. Brilliant. (Second note to self: Make children walk ahead during shoots so to destruct the spider webs before I walk through them!)
Case in point “c”: Caleb and Serafina proved to be quite pros in front of the camera. Little Isabella, however, was a bit more shy. Both her sister and brother warned me that Isa wasn’t going to ham it up for me… until Serafina said, “Ooh but she loves to dance!” and started singing Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” at the top of her lungs. Sure enough, within seconds Isabella started wiggling her bum with her hands on her little two year old hips. It was one of the cutest things I’d ever seen. (Third note to self: When dealing with shy children, start belting out “Single Ladies” and see what happens.)
Super siblings. They make my job fun. And they give me super duper tips for future photo sessions. :)