This is a photo (below) of me as a child with my cousins (they are going to LOVE me for this!) I am the blonde one in the middle and I think I would have been around 6 or 7 years old.
I was raised by my grandparents, but spent many childhood hours with my cousins. My mother had multiple sclerosis and was taken into care soon after my birth. She died when I was 11 years old, but i didn’t see her much as a child. My dad asked my Grandma to look after me for a week when I was a tiny baby, I always joke that it was a LONG week as she raised me in as her own.
I am still close to auntie, uncle and my four cousins (the youngest, who is now also the tallest, Aaron is missing from this photo) I always loved the love, laughter and togetherness that came from their big family. I found it really lonely growing up with my grandparents and I think that’s why I always wanted a big family too.
Mr T has a big family, he is one of four children, and has three sisters. History has repeated itself with our little family, we have 1 boy and three girls too!
Do you see any similarity between me as a child and my children? I think they get their looks from their Dad!