Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Boys behind the Blog - An Introduction


I was having a conversation last week on Twitter with Stevie from A Cornish Mum about the boys and how each one did different things.

It got me thinking through the conversation to how well I really know my two boys; I was certain that I knew them brilliantly then it occurred to me that I have never really discussed the two of them in detail on the blog.

I know I keep you updated with Williams Cooking projects or what he is learning in Home School. I put photos up or I will discuss the difficulties that I might have with them for a variety of reason; however, I haven’t really discussed them as the little people are. So thought that right now would be the ideal time for a brief introduction:



William

William is the eldest; out of the two boys William is the most like me. This is both a blessing and a curse for me. Although he will introduce himself as William he does prefer to be called Will. This will show you what his initial thoughts of you are! If you ask him what his name is and he answers you with William then he instantly is weary of you.

He loves his space; give William a choice between the sofa and the armchair he will choose the armchair every time. Once he has ‘nested’ himself with a couple of cushions and a blanket then you need to realise that the best thing to do is leave him alone. (He definitely gets this from me) If, however, you feel the need to go and talk to him, be silly with him or even play with him then be warned! He will snap and be cross with you! Once he has nested that’s it.

William is the boy who tends to give me cuddles; he always climbs up to me half an hour before bedtime to have a cuddle and watch Simpsons. He is also the one of the two who is more likely to climb into bed with me in the night and cuddle up.
Playing wise; he has always been a boy who has played with cars and likes to be hands on. From a young age he liked dismantling and rebuilding everything, he loves the idea of how things work and their mechanics. His personal preference has always been action figure and combat toys, either individually or independently, as well as sitting and creating animals that are dangerous like monsters, sharks or dragons.
On a bad side of things he does lie! Out of the two, again, he is the one who lies. Sadly it’s pretty obvious that he is because he has my lying face. (This is the main reason why I stopped telling lies years ago and really don’t tell me about any secret surprises if you know that I will see the person; I just can’t hide it at all!) I know that all kids tend to lie at some point but he is the most blatant at trying it.
James

James is the youngest and, from my point of view, is most like his Mum. Due to this fact he is, at times, the one I struggle the most with. James is always on the go, something that I am sure most of you parents with toddlers will understand.  James, like William, will introduce himself differently; he usually introduces himself as ‘Jamesy’ rather than James. To his brother and I though he is called Jim.
James is a boy who loves women; he is usually the first to approach a female adult and initiate play with them. He will also be the one of the two who will seek cuddles and hold your hand. Something that he doesn’t do with men; James is far from affectionate with me.
He is quite happily playing as part of a group or by himself; I believe mainly because of his brother. Where Will likes to have his space at times James will often have to entertain himself.
From an early age if you placed an action toy or a baby doll in front of him he would have always picked up the baby doll. His idea of play has always been more on the social sciences side of things, where he has played house, housekeeping, mummy and dads and interactions of groupings and their social settings:  Farm Yard toys and the relationships between each of the animals as well as the adults.
 In his general play he likes to play kitchen and cleaning. However, when it comes to practical work he hates anything to do with cooking, he would much rather hoover than help me cook.
On his bad side though he has a lot of anger! You might have noticed from my posts that whenever there is trouble that it is usually James that I am talking about. He is the one who likes to argue EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that he possibly can; if through his arguing that he doesn’t get appeased or worse doesn’t get his own way he will try and take it out on the closet thing possible. For example: He should pick up the bottle he has just thrown on the floor then he might just push everything that is on the table on to the floor.
So that's a rough introduction to my two fabulous boys! I hope, for the most part, that it gives you a brief idea of the two boys that I'm often talking so much about.


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19 comments:

Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows said...

Good to get to know the men behind the blog! I find it fascinating to hear how different siblings can be and usually are.

#twinklytuesday

Laura Powell-Corbett said...

Always nice to know the people who inspire :) I love your names as well, I have a William (though he is unnamed on my blog!) and James is my shortlist for this next one! #twinklytuesday

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks for commenting! its an interesting view as they get on so well being so close in age but are really different in nature. I do wonder sometimes if they weren't brothers would they be friends lol.

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks for commenting Laura! I thought it was about time I spoke about them lol. Aw awesome. William is a great name; both boys are named after family members but I loved how they were both equally old fashioned but names that were always recycled. I'd definitely choose James for the next one ;)

Sarah Howe - Run Jump Scrap said...

I love the way they seem like chalk and cheese. Really interesting to see what they are like. Sometimes you forget they are little people with their own little thoughts when I see pictures! xxx #twinklytuesday

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks for commenting Sarah! I know, it's strange how different they are but they are also a like in lots of ways...quite interesting really. That was the idea; I suddenly thought that I hadn't spent enough time to discuss them considering that they're all over social media.

Ashley Beolens said...

It never ceases to amaze how different siblings can as well as how similar they can be, my sons are like chalk and cheese often, yet my youngest son and daughter are the most exactly alike (yet they have different mums?), it's an odd world with kids isn't it.

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks for commenting Ashley! that is strange but you're right it's odd how the world works with kids.

Kim Carberry said...

Aww! Lovely to get to know them both...It is amazing how siblings can be so different.

Sarah Christie said...

Ah lovely to read about your boys, I have 2 boys who are like chalk and cheese its amazing how children can be siblings, yet be so different x

Claire Toplis said...

2 lovely boys with different personalities

mummyofboygirltwins said...

Love this idea! Your boys are adorable and love these photo's! Jess x

Caro Davies said...

Aaah Martyn — what a lovely post! It's so nice to read about your boys' different personalities. I wonder whether it will always be that way or if they'll shift as they grow older? I love watching my boys and seeing how they tick — considering they're twins, they are SO different! :) Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks Kim. :) it is. But also strange how well they get on for being so different.

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks Sarah. Definitely agree. Strange but I find it really interesting.

Martyn Kitney said...

Lovely? Clearly didn't explain enough ;) lok

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks! I thought it was about time to introduce them properly. I've got an about me page but realised I hadn't taken the time for the two boys that inspire the blog in the first place.

Martyn Kitney said...

Thanks. :) it's really interesting to see. They both get on really well too which is strange. I often wonder that too; if they'll change and shift. It'll be great to see. Ha that must be strange considering they're twins!
No problem. Happy too! Will try to link up more!

Zoe Barras said...

I have four children, two sons and two daughters and they are all so different from each other! Its amazing when I think they all have the same DNA, there is never a dull moment though and a blog is such a wonderful thing to look back on. I started 5 years ago and now I love to look back and see how they have changed, it also reminds me of the things they were really into at the time. Your boys look like lots of fun Martyn and definitely look like they keep you on your toes ;-)