Monday, 10 March 2014

Siblings {March 2014}

dear beautiful

This month I have loved watching the way that Meg and Eli's play has changed.  As Eli becomes more coherent and his speech develops, he becomes more involved in the game, instead of just following Meg around and letting her take the lead.

This has led to a few more arguments and disagreements, as the balance of power in their relationship shifts and develops.  Meg is having to learn that Eli has a voice too and Eli is having to learn that he can't have it his way all of the time.

But these disagreements are easily diffused and although some days they seem to fight like cats and dogs, on the whole my two little munchkins are as close as ever.

The thing I love most about watching them together and seeing their friendship develop is that you can tell it isn't something which has been forced.  They genuinely get along and enjoy being with each other.  It's probably a personality thing, they just seem to gel and when they refer to each other as their 'best friend' I really believe that is the case.

I hope that as they grow up and become more independent, that they don't forget this beautiful relationship; that they can always rely on one another and be there.  That when one of them isn't sure about something, the other will be ready to hold a hand, to give support, provide a boost.

Be a best friend.



Some people have asked whether I made them hold hands for the purpose of this photograph.  The simple answer is, no.  They were watching television together and I came into the lounge and discovered them sitting this way.  It absolutely melted my heart.

19 comments:

  1. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)10 March 2014 at 10:42

    Oh, that hand holding is just so sweet x

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  2. AnnieMammasaurus10 March 2014 at 14:38

    Lovely x My eldest two were close like this - and still are many years on x

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  3. Wonderful catching them hold hands.

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  4. Oh my, that is so sweet! I can't imagine life without my siblings - quarrels and all!

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  5. My two love to snuggle and hold hands too, it makes your heart melt watching it

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  6. WOW I love hand holding photos - they make me want to "eek" out loud :) x

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  7. Style Me Sunday11 March 2014 at 14:20

    That is soooooo lovely. I also have 2 children and it's lovely watching them interact together. I can't wait until the youngest talks.

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  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom)11 March 2014 at 20:11

    Oh, that is just the most beautiful photograph. Lovely post too, it's so wonderful to watch them develop together. I really must get my act together and join in with siblings :)

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  9. Lovely photos, you can see how close they are, my seven are extremely close and protective of each other

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  10. the holding hands shot is great, love it x

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  11. Oh this is so beautiful. You can really tell how relaxed and happy they are in each others company, just from the way they are sitting together. It's lovely that they are so close. x

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  12. This sounds quite familiar! They look really contented together and that photo of their hands is just beautiful

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  13. Oh bless them, that holding hands picture is so adorable.

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  14. So cute, I love how relaxed they look and the little hand holding is adorable xx

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  15. Aaww that is so lovely, the photo melted my heart... unfortunately none of mine are that close to each other, but they do get along.

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  16. This is so gorgeous, I love how relaxed the look. And the hand holding is just the cutest! x

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  17. Aww, the picture of their hands together is just so lovely; they seem so very happy and comfortable with each other, it's truly special - lucky little peeps!

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