I was remarking the other day how having a 2.75-year-old and a 5.75-year-old is in some ways more tiring than having a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old, and it is even more tiring than a newborn and a 3-year-old. I no longer have a kid and a baby. I have 2 kids, and they are both very active!

I've been home with them on a leave of absence from work for several weeks now and even though they are in school every day, the shuttling back and forth plus the time after school is definitely more physically tiring for me than going to work!

They are constantly in motion either in separate orbits or together, and I love how this sibling photo captures that.

Of course, one thing can be guaranteed to get them to sit still, at least for few moments and that is... ice cream!

Photo tip

If you have active kids, don't fight it. You know that asking them to be still is not going to work. Instead, wait for the pause in motion that comes every so often, or get them involved in something you know will naturally keep them still, even if only for a few moments.