The Gallery: Faces

When my daughter was 10 weeks old, I realised something about my three children. They all had the same face. It was this photo that made me realise. Three of them lying on Mummy and Daddy’s bed – my eldest nearly 5, my younger son 2 and a half and my baby girl 10 weeks old.


I love this photo, but I’ve never shared it before – because my kids are in varying states of undress. My daughter is preserving her baby modesty in a vest, my biggest boy has pants on and my lovely little boy is as naked as the day he was born. I don’t believe in sharing pictures of my naked children online – even when they were very tiny. So I’ve cropped them, so you can just see their faces.

My kids have the same features – blue eyes, little noses and little mouths. Their hair is blonde to light brown in summer, light brown to mid brown in winter.

My eldest has pinker cheeks and freckles, my younger son’s face is a pale, porcelain blank canvas. His skin is so pale it almost glows. Their little sister has her middle brother’s face, right down to the glasses, but scaled down and more petite and girly, with her biggest brother’s colouring. In a whole school photo of over 400 kids, my younger two have identical expressions.

I look at my kids in groups of kids and they go together. You can see they’re family. They’ve got the same face.

I wrote this post in response to a prompt on The Gallery at Sticky Fingers. Pop on over to see how others have interpreted the theme.

Author: Sarah Mummy

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  1. I think your boys at that age could be twins. They do look so similar. Very beautiful faces!

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  2. They look very similar. Mine look completely different. Fabulous photo.

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  3. Lovely spotting the likeness in our kids, isn’t it? Having seen a few of yours on facebook, your younger two are definitely more alike in my opinion. Well done, I was stumped by the gallery this week!

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  4. They really do look alike! I love seeing the similarities in my three 🙂

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  5. Thanks very much, everyone! Even though they’re much bigger now, they do still look alike. And my boys have been mistaken for twins many times before, Tas! I love that they look alike, because I look nothing like my brother and sister.

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  6. They do! Sometimes my middle one takes his glasses off and they put each others’ clothes on to confuse me – and they really do confuse me! x

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  7. Gosh the boys really do look like they could be twins, how funny. What an incredible photograph, such a great moment to treasure too. Thank you so much for sharing with #whatsthestory

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  8. Thanks very much, ladies. It’s a pleasure to share with what’s the story, Charly. It is definitely one of my favourite photos of them, even all these years later! x

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