Is it really the middle of June, the year half over and the month too? I swear as my kids get older time really is starting to go faster and faster. Is that even possible? My 3 year old and 1 year old will soon be 2 and 4 instead in the next few weeks and it just feels weird to say that out loud. This month has been no different then the last few ones with everyday jam packed. I am looking forward to being in America in a week’s time and putting my feet up with all my family around me. To say I am excited doesn’t even come close to describing being back home for so long.
B and MM are still as tight as ever. They couldn’t be better partner’s in crime if they tried. Lately, I have been feeling overwhelmed with all that we have going on and these two just seem to be ganging up on Mommy lately too which has been tough. I guess I should be so grateful that they aren’t ganging up on each other and fighting but I think sometimes it’s just as hard when they are being naughty and not listening together. I usually can take them on with patience but that’s been lacking too and so the last few weeks I will admit for the first time since I had MM have been really hard. I have been lucky to have had it easy with them for so long, so I am hoping this is just a little phase as they both just seem to want to cry together all the time. If one cries the other is crying too for no reason at all. You may think cute that the other one is getting upset for sympathy but not so cute when you are trying to get things done and you have two wailing toddlers on your hands.
It’s June and the sun is finally starting to come out to play. Maybe Mother Nature got her memo finally. So it’s easier on the days the sun is high in the sky, warming our backs while the kids splash around in their paddling pools in the back yard. I have noticed that my children are definitely outdoor kids. They laugh more, smile more, cry less and have so much fun outside and it’s only on the days we are confined to the same four walls do they get restless and become tough sometimes.
So we did what everyone does when the sun shines and pulled out the paddling pools and filled them up with the hose for the kids to cool off and have a splash. I thought at first the hose water would be too cold for them but they didn’t even blink at it. They both have their own paddling pools only because they are small and I didn’t think they would fit in the same one. Time and time again you can find them in the same one playing some made up game of B’s together. It is cute to watch them squish into the same paddling pool instead of staying in their very own.
This month MM has really started talking and many things changing for her right down to her voice. She is becoming a little girl right before my very eyes. B is really understanding that she isn’t a baby anymore and he is constantly asking if he can take her to school with him in September (too sweet). I hope that starting school doesn’t put a stop to how close they are and how much they are alike. They truly like all the same things and look alike at the same age and all the milestones come at the same age too. It’s like having the female version of B in MM. I think when he starts school since he won’t be there to be his shadow anymore she will start to think for herself, like things for herself and not just copy her brother. I will be curious to see if they stay so alike or if it completely changes.
Sometimes I watch them from a distance and think of how me and my brother were as kids. Even though I would say me and my brother are so close, B and MM definitely have a tighter bond earlier on together. I am so grateful for that and I think it’s the age gap is a little closer by a year than my brother and I. That one year can make such a big different I think. If I was ever to have a third I don’t know how the dynamics would change having B and MM so close and be so close and then a third in the mix. I like to think they would be amazing protective duo siblings to their little sibling if they ever get one.
B loves using his imagination and making up stories for MM and I can see she just follows along with him and thinks so highly of him. Lately, they want to hold hands when we get out of the car instead of one on each side of me. I think it’s so bittersweet even though that usually means one doesn’t want Mommy anymore. We are coming to a time that needing Mommy is less and less and wanting each other is more and more. I know they love me to pieces but you want them to stay little and need you for a little longer sometimes. They prefer to play in their rooms without Mommy now and keep each other entertained and I try to come in sometimes and build blocks or legos with them and they tell me they are playing together instead. I take the hint and leave them to it glad that they have each other.
B is becoming very aware of the camera in the last few weeks and wanting to hide. While MM is becoming more of the camera diva and trying to steal the spotlight. I thought it was cute when they were laying on their towels after swimming and cuddling up together to dry off. They both were hiding from me under the towels but I said, “say cheese” out of the blue MM popped her head out and smiled. haha I couldn’t stop laughing. All the while, B remained hidden. I will always respect them if they say they don’t want photos taken or to participate if we are doing something. But it is nice that MM really does love her photo taken. Easier for me and nice to grab smiling photos of her candid or not. I think she knows she is cute which is great now but oh dear in the future I am in for it. So June is flying by and we will be ending it in the states. Even though only a month has passed since the last Siblings’ update I think my two have changed so much. They have become more emotional, and showing more of their feelings. They understand sorry and hugs after a fight. They are helping more when I do laundry or dishes and wanting to get involved around the house which is amazing. They feel for each other and worry for the other one now too. It’s crazy how they can change so much at this age both separately and together.
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