The Stick Collectors

Monkey has always had a thing for sticks, I think a lot of kids do don’t they? When he was I think 20mths old I wrote a post about his little obsession after one particular walk where he was collecting hundreds of the things. It was just so funny watching him that we named him the stick collector. Why am I telling you this? Well it seems a love of sticks runs in the family, as on a recent little walk LM reminded me so so much of her big brother as she started collecting sticks too.PhotoGrid_1449249582894

I actually really loved watching her pick and choose which ones she wanted and it is also wonderful to see her learning and working out how to hold them all, how to open her fingers to take one more without dropping all of the others. The concentration on her face is adorable.

Monkey was not to be outdone though and showed his little sister that he is still the master stick collector, insisting I take pictures of him collecting them too.PhotoGrid_1449249723047

She found their stick collections hilarious.

Monkey then decided they should have a little sort of sword fight with their sticks, and man did she find that funny! I was obviously constantly warning him to be gentle, and keeping a close watch in case he got close to poking her eye out but with them both enjoying themselves so much I couldn’t bear to spoil their fun.

Love this pair and love her chuckling :)

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16 thoughts on “The Stick Collectors

  1. Such an adorable video, your children are at such a lovely age where sticks can provide real entertainment and fun and transform a family walk, lovely to see their happy faces laughing away. Thank you so much for sharing with me on #CountryKids.

  2. There is something so basic, yet so fun about a stick. It is lovely seeing children play with sticks and be so fascinated by them, keeps them entertained for hours. Lovely seeing your two children play together like this.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

  3. Sticks are magic aren’t they? Even my fifteen month old loves them. And I always see kids in the park competing to see who can find the biggest. #letkidsbekids

  4. Awww I love the sword fight. What is it with little ones and sticks? Evie is exactly the same. We keep them in the garden sometimes when she refuses to leave them behind and we’re getting quite the collection. It looks like you had a great time. Thank you so much for linking up to #whatevertheweather this year and supporting our linky! We really love reading about your family adventures. I hope we see you again next year. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas! xx

  5. Isn’t it strange how much fun they can find is such mundane items. I am a bit disappointed that M hasn’t found a love of sticks yet but I am sure she will. She loves being outdoors but never seems to pick up sticks or cones etc. #whatevertheweather

  6. Aww, that is so sweet! So lovely that they have something in common and can have a good giggle together. Toddler laughs are super cut too! :)
    Thanks for linking up to #Whatevertheweather, have a fantastic Christmas and New Year :) xx

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