This day was destined in the stars for my little Anya.
She is my middle child and obsessed with elephants!
She is a force of nature. She is thick skinned and determined.
She is controlled by the matriarch, the oldest cow (me).
No, wait, that’s elephants, I’m getting confused…
Here are a few elephants facts to get your head around:
Elephant babies weigh an average of 120kg at birth and pregnancy lasts 2 years
The elephant life cycle is similar to our own with adulthood beginning aged about 18 and a life expectancy of around 70 years.
Asian and African elephants have different numbers of toes
There are only 500,000-750,000 elephants left in the wild
An elephant trunk has 100,000 muscles in it
Facts about middle children (and Anya)
Middle children tend to be independent and more likely to take risks. This is definitely Anya! She certainly knows her own mind and goes for what she wants.
They are also ambitious and determined. 52% of US presidents have been middle children. Watch out world, Anya could be destined for greatness…
Middle children have less mental and social problems as they are always in the midst of family support
When Anya was born I felt terribly guilty. Firstly because Matthew now had to share me when he’d been used to my undivided attention. But also because Anya would never know what it is like to be my sole focus. She has the benefit of an experienced, confident mum (kind of!) but has shared me from the second she was born.
An hour well spent! #makeup #beauty #ukblogger #ukparentbloggers #parentingblogger #mbloggers #familyfuntime #familyfun #mumswithcameras #reallife #timetogether #childhoodunplugged #candidchildhood #mumsinthepicture #proudmummy #family #beingtogether #realityofmotherhood #instakids #instamums #coolmumclub #happydays #meandmine #makingmemories
So let’s take a moment to celebrate the magnificent creatures that are elephants and the bold characters that are middle children, in particular my precious Annie.