Another month is half way over and the days are getting lighter. There is nothing that brings me more joy than listening to my two laughing, playing, and loving each other. I always knew that having a second child would bring more love in my heart and joy in our lives but I never considered how amazing it would be to watch them bond together. The love they share for each other is full of protectiveness and concern for the other’s wellbeing. There isn’t a time when MM cries that B doesn’t run to retrieve her duck to calm her. Or vice versa there isn’t a time when B is crying that MM doesn’t hug him or try to give him a snack to stop him. They even try to comfort one another when it’s their fault the other one is crying in the first place. I usually am not one to jump in if they are bickering or fighting over a toy because more often than not they sort it out themselves. They are the ultimate team.
This month has been lovely so far. I haven’t said that in a really long time. We have news of my Dad’s surgery coming soon and everyone is positive about it. The days have been lighter and drier so we have been getting out as much as possible. I have kept my promise to myself so far this year that I won’t stay in just because it’s raining. We need our daily dose of fresh air in some form. We didn’t plan a lot during half term and somehow each day has been busy in parts and chilled in others. I think even though we are getting out to do days out, we also have had a lie in almost every day to make up for it. I have had some one on one time with B which was amazing. You can tell he really enjoyed having that one hundred percent attention too.
TOGETHER THEY ARE LOVING…
Feeding ducks and swans at the park.
Our playdate at Trentham Gardens with friends.
Drawing with Sidewalk Chalk.
Riding their scooter in the sunshine.
Going to Legoland with friends for half term.
Lie ins and lounging in sweat pants during half term.
Playing with new playdoh.
These two can be funny when we have playdates not wanting to play with their friends without the other. They often get jealous if one has a friend to play with and the other is left out. Mostly it’s MM who just does not like to share her brother. She will cry because she says she just wants to play with B on her own. Selflish sister, I know. B is great at trying to make her feel included as best as a five year old can. But at the end of the day and in fact on our one on one time you can catch B saying, “I miss my sister”. It’s so touching. It’s not often they are without the other so I guess that’s a given. Soon they will both be getting ready for school together and in infant school together too. I hope he watches out for her at school as much as he does at home.
The best part of having these two so close is that they have a constant playmate, friend, and never feel alone. I can’t imagine my life without them both even on days they make me feel ratty. I am so grateful for both of them. We get up to some good times as a family, or just me and the kids and the endless hours I hear them playing in their bedrooms together or in the front room.
I feel like right now our family life is blissful. The kids seem to be on top performance and full of fun. We have just been enjoying a less chaotic busy schedule and just enjoy going for walks or having a picnic in the yard. I love feeling like our plates are half full and still have enough room for the spontaneous things in life to fill the other half.
I hope the months ahead continue to be smooth vacant of illnesses and sad news. We have our USA trip this summer to look forward to. I can’t to be home more than ever. The kids always have such a blast being with family, friends and swimming their hot summer days away.