This month’s sibling’s relationships is largely sponsored by lambing. The children are playing lambing when they are inside and helping with lambing when they are out.
Our middle boy is a natural with animals but his little brother is yet to have the gentle gene kick in. We have to watch him closely as he can be very rough-especially with fragile lambs or animals like to kick or bite.
G was never like that so I don’t really know how to stop it. I have tried ignoring it, telling him off, taking him away and demonstrating how to be gentle with them. I think it is probably his age and he will grow out of it-I hope so anyway.
We have joined the National Trust so we have visited our nearest property a couple of times and they took part in an Easter egg hunt there which was great fun.
There has been quite a lot of love between them this month. Obviously they still fight but real hugs have been lovely to watch and lots of playing together-especially with their mud kitchen which we have had for ages but has only recently put together.
They are all currently on Easter holidays and I don’t think I have ever made so many picnics. I love how excited they are about the prospect of eating outside, sat on the floor. It is so lovely and I hope it continues for a long time to come.
We learnt about herbs at the latest Junior Farmer’s club and they all enjoyed that and got to bring some home they had planted.
I also took the boys to a petting farm near us (busman’s holiday) and they had a ride on a donkey each which I think I liked watching more than they liked riding.
So we have Easter to look forward to and the start of the summer term-the last term of G at nursery. School is looming for him in September and we will find out if he got into our first choice of school. He is definitely ready, I’m just not sure if I am.
Let’s hope for more sunny spring days.