Ever since I gave birth to G, I wanted to take part in the Siblings Project. It is a monthly photograph challenge to take a photo of your children together and, either share it on Instagram or, if you blog, write a post about the month.
Well, G is almost two and I still hadn’t managed to take part so this month, with it being January, I am.
I am an only child so it fascinates me to see the relationship develop between my children.
Boo took to becoming a big sister in her stride really. She was not a ‘dolly’ child which I think turned out to be a good thing so she was not constantly bothering her baby brother and touching him like some children can.
If anything, she has played it a bit-hard-to-get with him and it has worked because G worships the ground she walks on.
We had a lovely Christmas and, after a little trip to our local garden centre on an inset day and the last day of the holidays, it was back to school.
That Wednesday was tough with G and I couldn’t work out why until I saw his little face light up when Boo came in from school. He was missing her.
Like wise, if G wakes up later than Boo or is napping, she is quite restless and often says he is awake when he isn’t because she misses him.
There is a four year age gap between the two of them so I suppose on paper they shouldn’t play with the same toys but they make it work and enjoy each others toys beautifully. Most of the time.
After school chasing is a great sport and lovely for me to watch.
Squeals are a plenty as they circle and circle around the garden.
They have also made use of their shared Christmas present this month and roped Daddy into pulling them up and down the lounge until the weather is a little better and the cart goes outside.
I am hoping next month to use my ‘proper’ camera and snap a more staged photo of them together but sometimes, it is the unexpected snaps that turn out to capture the real essence of the moment.
I am so pleased to have finally taken part.