Tag: SIBLINGS

THESE TWO | AUGUST

THESE TWO | AUGUST

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | JUNE

THESE TWO | JUNE

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | MAY

THESE TWO | MAY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles that come along with it, but not individually on how they are doing. I used to do updates every few months on how each were doing but I’ve decided to do it slightly different with how I go about the blog post. Monthly posts I feel will work better, and it’s a prompt for me to take more photos. Which is what I am lacking lately!

May has been such a lovely month and we close it with a week away. Its been a lovely sunny month and we as a family have spent some really lovely quality time together.

G has grown in confidence this month. She has been taking part in dance lessons at school and its something that she seems really passionate about. I am amazed at how confident she has become. Several occasions when I have  dropped her off at school for early morning club her teacher has commented on how well she is doing in class. Its lovely to hear and makes me super proud. This term school wise, G managed to complete a piece of homework without any help and really put her all into it. It was a great piece and something she should be very proud of.

Health wise, G has a fair few problems.. We started the month with G declaring that she couldn’t see. This was a worry as although she wears glasses, we have recently {within the last few years} been discharged from the hospital for her eyes. Thankfully nothing out of the blue came up and a small prescription change will hopefully help. G has also been under the weather quite a bit this month. A cough and a cold and then the week before we were due to go away she came down with a double ear infection, with a strong dose of antibiotics she was fit and well before we left.

May has been a very important month as its the last month H will ever be 5! He is on countdown to his birthday which is now just a few short weeks away. Its been a busy month of compiling birthday wish lists. H has progressed so much at school this month. His writing and reading has improved immensely and he always has a pen and a book in his hand. H has become rather obsessed with Hotwheels cars through May. He has put a rather large plastic fantastic garage on his birthday list so he has been busy building up his collection of cars ready for when {if} he gets it!

We have really been trying to influence H to do things for himself this month. We are making a conscious effort of not pandering to him all the time. Its hard as he is the baby of the family and I feel like I should do it, but there comes a time when really he should be doing it for himself.

Like every month we are still very much battling with the bedtime routine. I find this the hardest part of the day and we really need to get on top of it as its causing both G and H to have some bad temper moments due to tiredness.

May has been a rather lovely month and we have finished on a high with a very lovely holiday. Seeing both G and H bond has been lovely and very much a joy to watch.

THESE TWO | APRIL

THESE TWO | APRIL

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THESE TWO | JANUARY

THESE TWO | JANUARY

Every month I have decided to pop up a post all about my two. It only seems fitting considering this is a parenting blog. It’s rare that I blog about G and H specifically. I blog about how hard I find parenting and the struggles […]

THAT SIBLING BOND | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

THAT SIBLING BOND | THE ORDINARY MOMENTS

When I fell pregnant with H, all I could think about was that G was finally getting a sibling. Someone she could look after and teach new things too, someone she could love unconditionally. Someone she could share secrets with and someone that she could turn too when she needed them.

I won’t lie, sometimes I have moments where I think G actually hates her brother. If you were to ask her what she wanted  she would say a baby sister and vice versa, if you was to ask H what he wanted it would be a baby brother. This summer has been a huge testament to their bond and I actually now realise that G loves her brother very much, and H loves his sister just as much.

They can bicker till their faces turn blue and I worry that their bond just isn’t that strong but I then see things and hear things that prove me wrong. For instance, school. I always said to G she needed to look after H, I was so worried when he started school but knowing G was there to look after him gave me a sense of relief. It got to the point where H was actually ruining G’s street cred when it came to playtime. She told him he needed to play with his own friends and that upset me, but I then found out they do this special goodbye when dinner time is over. They high five, cuddle, kiss {on the cheek – because you know its quite embarrassing kissing your younger brother in the playground!} and then join their own lines. They got into this habit because H got so upset at lunch time it was the only thing that settled him when lining back up in class order. I then realised that G actually does lookout for him, it was something they both made up together and its something that they share between them.

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The summer holidays have also shown me that they both do really love each other, even if they don’t show it. Throughout the holidays I have completely thrown the bedtime routine out of the window. G struggled to sleep so I agreed that she could watch a DVD in bed. Nine times out of ten she would be asleep half way through the film. It wasn’t long before H cottoned on and it ended up with the bedtime routine going completely, at first H would take himself of to bed once the film ended but then it got to the point they were watching re-runs of the film and H would fall asleep on the floor. Not exactly the comfiest of positions to sleep in. One particular night after a pretty stressful day with them of me shouting and just generally being that horrible shouty parent I walked in to G and H in bed, snuggled in together sleeping peacefully. I left them together as I couldn’t bring myself to separate them. I sat and watched them sleeping and the realisation hit that even though they argue, bicker, fight and shout at each other, when push comes to shove they adore each other.

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Certain days out over the last six weeks have also shown me that they do have a wonderful bond, Several times I have asked G to look after H and she has stepped up to the mark and has guided him, taught him, and looked out for him. Last week we went to a pool party and I didn’t go in, I sat at the side watching both G and H play. G his quite confident in the water but H has not had lessons and is still a little wary about swimming pools. G blew me away at how she looked out for H that day. She taught him so much, from using a float, to jumping in {she caught him every time} to kicking his legs. H relies on his sister so much and G doesn’t realise that he looks up to her, he adores her and sometimes she just needs reminding, sometimes I need reminding that they really do have that sibling bond..

 

 

I am linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy Daddy Me for her wonderful linky The Ordinary Moments

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My Siblings In January

My Siblings In January

For a while now I have wanted to join in with this linky and I decided that 2016 would be the year. I love taking photos, and although they are not always the most fantastic, and the majority of them are taken on my phone, […]

The Unexpected Moments {The Ordinary Moments}

The Unexpected Moments {The Ordinary Moments}

Before we start, I know the title contradicts its self, this isn’t really an unexpected moment, but lately it is..  but bare with.. This week, we were back to normality, back to the every day to day school run and back to the sibling rivalry! […]

Siblings {The Ordinary Moments}

Siblings {The Ordinary Moments}

Moo and The Little Boy have such a lovely relationship {when they are not arguing of course!} In the morning Moo will wake her brother and they will play together. I lay in bed and listen to them talking. Moo will climb into the little boys bed and either play with the stash of trains he has under his pillow or they will both climb out and make there way to the lounge {sometimes they head straight for our room}

This week has been testing, its been half term and its been stressful with lots going on. I have tried to get out every day so they can at least let of steam. When they play together, they really do play together. Sharing toys and making up there own memories as they go along.

I caught them this week in the bathroom, a sink full of water. Moo had her disney princess figures, The Little Boy had his Peppa Pig toys, splashing away, letting them sink to the bottom. I listened at the door and smiled as they made up stories of mermaids and fishes. It was lovely to listen to, and its something I will remember every time I look at this photo.

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