My two little people really do adore each other. Yes, they bicker and argue over toys. Yes, they compete to get our attention and, yes, they can seem oblivious to each other’ pain sometimes. But that’s all siblings, right? And at all other times, their love for each other is clear to see.
After school one day recently, we got to the playground and LM immediately started shouting “Cugger, (her word for brother) where are oo Cugger?” and she often asks me where her “cugger” is during the day when she wants him with us. When he us home, and if he is sat watching the tv, she will sit and rest her head on his shoulder, which of course utterly melts my heart.
As Monkey was 2 1/2 when she was born we aren’t sure how much he remembers of a life pre-LM. But recently he was talking about before she was born, and said he likes it better now, which I thought was dead cute. I wasn’t surprised though as I know how he loves his little sister…. Even though he does like to wind her up… And gets wound up by her!
He is the only one she will listen to at times. When I can’t get her to budge during a stand off on a walk, he is the one who can get her to come with us, by taking her hand. If I tried that it would be a scream fest haha.
Life with two kids can be really hard, as any parent of 2 or more will know. But during a recent after school painting session I realised how far we have come and how much more manageable it is these days. Where in the past it would probably have ended in meltdowns all round, this time it went really smoothly. No meltdowns and no paint everywhere!
Of course there are times when the pair of them drive me completely and utterly bonkers… But there are also times when they are really just great fun!
Aww that is so lovely. Boo is the only one G will listen to at times. It’s great having back up 🙂
It’s lovely seeing their relationship blossom. That age gap will be just a tiny bit more than G and the new one so it’s interesting to hear monkey may remember. #siblings
Aw I love your two. So cute. It’s lovely how LM will listen to Monkey and he can be really helpful. Their relationship has just blossomed. Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst xx #siblingsproject
They do look so close, lovely that LM listens to him more than anyone else! It does get easier as they get older, slowly but surely! x
It sounds like they have such a lovely relationship! And I love how she calls him ‘cugger’, that’s so sweet! x #SiblingsProject
That’s really sweet. Makes me think about having a second. #bestandworst
Aww that’s so lovely, how well their relationship is blossoming. Lovely photos. #thesiblingsproject
What a lovely post! It’s interesting that Monkey can remember life before his sister came along – and lovely that he prefers life now. Long may it continue!
I can’t believe how big LM has grown!! Feels like only yesterday she was born! Lovely to see the bond between the two of them so strong! Lovely pictures!
Oh so cute cuddled up on the sofa in dressing gowns, to craft time and getting creative to snow falling. WOW what a month for your adorable siblings. #siblingsproject
I do love your children’s bond, and I know I say it every time they do remind me of our siblings. I often wonder if Ethan remembers his pre-sibling days, I’m sure he does as he was four, and I really hope he loves that we are now a four. As always a lovely siblings post.
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They do always look so close, and bickering is all part and parcel of that isn’t it?
Aww I love that LM snuggles up to her brother when watching TV together and how lovely that he can remember a time before LM was there and prefers it now that she is here. They always look like they have a such a wonderfully close bond 🙂 #siblingsproject