It doesn’t feel at all like a month has passed since my first Sibling Project post!
Last month I wrote about how Matthew had started to crawl which meant he could take evasive action from unwanted sibling affection. This month however, he is much faster and more sure of himself and uses this to shower Emma with her fair share of over enthusiastic sibling love. If his big sister is within reach he wants to be touching, poking, pulling, sitting, climbing or dribbling on her!
For the most part Emma is still very accommodating and in some instances just as forgiving. We had a moment this week where without us realising what was happening Matthew pulled a whole handful of hair from her poor little head! There were tears and cuddles and then she was right back to rolling about with him… and he was right back to trying get her hair. I have had quite a few conversations with Emma this month about when will Matthew be bigger/grown up/walking/talking, I think she has come to the conclusion that he will be even more fun to play with or boss about then.
Mostly this month I am just glad to see how much they love one another, and how it seems to be growing all the time. I wondered if at some point Emma would grow a little bored of her baby brother, if the novelty would wear off? But that is simply not the case, she is forever keeping him entertained, performing to make him (and herself) laugh and trying her best to help him. New for February she seems to have decided to take on the role of teacher, cries of ‘I’m just trying to teach him to walk mummy!’ are both amusing and worrying. For Matthews part, like I said he can’t get enough!
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