Tag: SIBLINGS

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 […]

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 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!

April has been a funny old month. We have spent quite a bit if time together as a family, thanking the Easter holidays for this. We made sure we made the most of the glorious weather and got out quite a bit. It meant i was able to take some photos of my two together.

This month G has managed to become Star of the week at school. She moved up in her swimming class and she also received a few extra awards school for her writing work. Academically this girl tries her best at everything. We know the subjects she struggles in and we work with her teacher to try and push and it has really shown. Her confidence since moving up to juniors has sky rocketed and she makes me so proud.

H has done just as well in school. He has taken a real liking to reading and constantly has his school book to hand. He loves to read with me and over the past few weeks I have seen a huge improvement. It has definitely paid off. As soon after the Easter break he was moved up to the next reading level at school. I worry about H academically, he isn’t as quick as G and rather lazy when it comes to writing and school work. After having a chat with his teacher at the end of term I feel much more confident that he does actually knuckle down at school.

In February I mentioned about the sleeping routine and how it had basically gone to pot. We decided to put both G and H to bed a little later of an evening and its actually worked really well. We don’t have them messing around in each others rooms. The extra hour they are awake we use as wind down. They watch TV with us or if the weather is nice they get to play in the garden a little longer. Its working really well and so far we have had a much better bedtime routine.

With half the month being the Easter holidays we met up with friends and family. We had a few play dates and G had a few sleepovers. As a family, we managed to spend some quality time together which was lovely.

We have had a few sickness this month. H had a virus which resulted in a rash and the odd sickness spell. G had a terrible cough which seemed to last for days. It wasn’t fun and I ended up making a mad dash to the pharmacy to get supplies!

I have loved watching these two in April. They have been a complete and utter joy to watch.

 

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 […]

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, I still enjoy looking through them and deciding the keepers.

This month has been pretty hectic. Saying goodbye to christmas and the start of the new school term has seen me with two very tired children. G and H are going through a phase of bickering quite a lot and the number one factor in all this is tiredness. I am rubbish on very little sleep, so I hate to imagine how they feel, but when they are bickering and fighting I loose the will to live and I find parenting them very hard. G is very strong willed and once she gets something in her head, it has to go that way. H has a temper on him and this has only started to come through since starting school.

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But in the midst of all this bickering and foggy haze of tiredness, I have two siblings that do love each other. I sit and listen to them play, G takes charge and guides H through her imaginative world and I get overwhelmed with the sense of proudness that I have two children that adore each other. H idolises G and sometimes she really doesn’t get it. There are times where she wants to sit and play on her own, whether it be with Lego, colouring or playing with her little ponies an sometimes H just doesn’t understand, this is then the start of the bickering.

The thought that when I am older, I know that G will always have her little brother to rely on and H will always have his big sister, and no doubt, they will still bicker about the smallest of things..

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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 […]