Benjamin Thomas Penglase... What a beautiful boy he was. A winning smile, cute and charismatic (he's 8 months in the photo on the right).
But then he turned 2!
At 1pm on his 2nd birthday he started demanding his own way and didn't stop - except when he turned on his thousand watt charm, but that would last for a day and then he'd revert to being as obnoxious as only a 2
year old can be. We kept on telling him that his elder siblings weren't like this but he seemed happy to blaze his own trail.
We waited for his 3rd birthday with diminishing patience.
That came and went without significant change but by his 4th birthday we saw the cheerful, happy-go-lucky Ben that we had come to appreciate shining through again.
Once again he is the generous, loving little (no, sorry BIG) boy that we all adore. However, he is receiving as good as he gave from his not so little brother