The Sibling Project 2016 – January
I have spent some time in the last fortnight surfing around blogs I love searching for some blogging inspiration. I found two year long projects that fit in perfectly with what I already want to keep record of here that will also, hopefully, help me to be more consistent in posting and use my DSLR camera a bit more than I currently do. Once a month I will be posting pictures and updates on my two lovely littles and their journey as brother and sister. Though for this month these are all still phone snaps!
This month the relationship between these two munchkins has started to change as Matthew is now crawling! This has meant if Emma is too smothering he can get himself out of the way for the most part, equally if Emma is playing with her toys and he wants to be in on the action he scoots over and grabs hold of things he probably shouldn’t. So far Emma has been very accommodating of him. She has always been very quick to share her things with Matthew, usually it is a case of us having to reign her in a bit.
Emma is a true mother hen at home. The second Matthew drops anything or starts to cry she is right there to pick it up or offer a toy and if she cant help she shouts for us until she is satisfied he is happy again. She loves being with Matthew and is constantly asking for him to sit on her lap for a cuddle, however now he is bigger and more mobile he is not so interested as he was. She doesn’t really understand this and tries to bear hug or lift him which doesn’t usually go down so well.
Generally speaking they are getting along wonderfully and Matthew is never more smiley and giggly than when Emma is playing with him or jumping around the room like a loony for comic effect. It so far seems they have pretty similar personalities and I can’t wait to see how Matthew’s develops and this relationship blooms. I am so proud of how well Emma adjusted to not being our only child and of what a caring and lovely big sister she is growing into.
Gosh, I love these two!