Boy and Girl each deserve to be celebrated separately. At six and nine now, they are very much themselves. Individuals – not like those paired snack cakes. More Star Crunch than Swiss Rolls.

But here they are, together. One separate photo each, one family photo, all from this month. That’s how it works: when you’re part of a family, you are influenced by your family. You’re an individual, and you’re not.

So this year, they don’t get their own posts. They get one, together, as they grow up together. Maybe more Zebra Cakes, then?