At almost two and four years old my two toddlers are at that age of exploring and being hyper. I thought as a hyper person myself I would have no problem keeping up with two toddlers in tow but somedays they really give me a run for my
I talked a lot about how January and February were crappy, slow months for us with illnesses, March has been the complete opposite. We are half way through the month and it’s been packed with days out, play dates, parties, adventures out back, park visits, and soon Grandma from America will be here. That is just going to make the last two weeks of the month disappear in a flash. We have so many things planned for her visit and the kids are so excited to see her, it’s been way too long.
With March comes more sunshine, a little warmer temperatures and the garden coming into bloom. My two are lovers of gardening and playing out back of our house. I am so grateful we have the space for them to be safe and play at to their hearts’ content. Whether they are on the double slide we have, getting our their own gardening tools out or kicking the ball around it’s their oasis out back as much as it is mine. Sometimes they just want to play with the rocks at the side of the house, and get dirty. That’s ok, because fresh air is great for all of us.
In the last few months I have seen them argue a bit more over toys like true siblings do and push each other’s buttons a little more than they used to. It doesn’t bother me as I know from having my own siblings this is love too. We push and argue with the ones closest to us because we care. They really do care so much for each other. The dynamics of who is the boss is changing a little more each day and I think soon Missy Moo will dominate it completely eventually.
Buba is the affectionate one that wants to kiss and hug his sister even when she doesn’t want it. He is the one that will make sure she has her favorite Duck “kack, kack” before she naps or goes to bed. He loves to hand out her daily vitamin before taking his own. He makes sure she has her spoon for breakfast before grabbing his own. He really does put her first for so many things on a daily basis and it makes me proud of the amazing big brother he will be. I even heard him trying to teach her numbers and learns the other day and it melted my heart.
Missy Moo is the leader. She decided what games they are playing and where they should go. She is the first to grab her brother’s hand and pull him to come play with her in her room. She is the first to run and turn on the bath when it’s bath time for them both and throw the toys in for them to play with. (obviously with Mommy next to her, safety and all). Missy Moo is the first to run and make sure her brother gets up ok if he has fallen over and scraped his knee. She does a check over to make sure there isn’t anything more serious wrong with him before running off to get me. I have seen her help him off the ground a few times and pull him back to playing. She is the strong one for them both yet she cares for him just the same. She always makes sure that he is there and they are equals in everything.
While watching their bond and love grow for one another it brings back so many amazing memories to me of my own siblings. I enjoy sitting back and watching them interact and all the normal sibling things that happen unfold before me, recalling how I would have acted or felt in those moments as a child myself. Whether I ever have anymore siblings to add to their relationship I don’t know but I will be happy that I have my two beautiful babies and that they have each other, forever now.