Siblings {June 2014}

Jess McGlynnJune 10, 2014
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There has been a lot of sibling love in our house this month.  With half term towards the end of May I had ample opportunities to capture Meg and Eli playing together and I have to say, quite surprisingly, they have played really well together.

During half term I was expecting that by the end tensions would have boiled over.  Eli is very much used to be King of the Castle during the week; not having to share his toys and obey his sister’s very specific game instructions and whilst he likes having her around for a couple of days, it can quickly get to be too much.  Likewise, Meg needs proper stimulation and often gets bored if I’m not constantly coming up with things for her to do, which then makes her fractious.

However this month I couldn’t have been more wrong.  I have no idea what made the difference but every day saw them taking on a new adventure, dressing up and being creative in their imaginative games, playing nicely together with very little fall out.  Perhaps even more surprising is that they rarely asked for the television to be on, which is a miracle in itself!

It meant that I couldn’t choose just one photo to use, so here is a selection from the month.  It’s so rare that I manage to get nice photos of the two of them without even having to try, so I wanted to make the most of it!

I hope this new found loved up playing continues into next month.  It was so lovely to be able to sit back and relax with a cup of tea get some work done whilst knowing I wouldn’t have to wade in and play referee every few minutes.  Although, with the six weeks holiday looming, that might be a little bit too much wishful thinking!
I am linking this post up with the Siblings project which is hosted on Dear Beautiful.


  • Cariemay

    June 10, 2014 at 08:07

    Oh don't they look happy together! Every now and then I get a tiny hint of what life might be life with two little ones playing together contentedly and it's lovely to see – fingers crossed all the dressing up games last for the big holiday; the princess and the knight looks rather fun!

  • AnnieMammasaurus

    June 10, 2014 at 08:38


  • Sonia

    June 10, 2014 at 09:45

    Awww such lovely photos! It's just lovely when they get on isn't it 😉

  • Let’s Talk Mommy

    June 10, 2014 at 13:17

    Oh bless them they are so adorable together and how much to they look alike. That's adorable. I love that my kids look alike. Their age gap will soon close and it will seem like they are on very simple pages soon. Look at those hugs, that's very infectious and so happy. Love it. #siblings

  • Chloe

    June 10, 2014 at 14:19

    Glad they enjoyed each other's company over half term – I'm already stockpiling entertainment ideas for the summer holidays, 6 weeks..eek!

  • Holly Nelson

    June 10, 2014 at 16:54

    I used to be like this with my little brother. Still am, actually, even though I am thirty years old! I love him to bits though!

  • Jess@AlongCameCherry

    June 10, 2014 at 17:38

    Ah so sweet! My two have just started playing together at times and it is so lovely to see, I do always need to be ready to referee though!! x

  • Clarina85

    June 10, 2014 at 23:03

    Aaah… Lovely pictures, Jess! All different, but equally precious! Lovely that you've been able to let them get on with it this month! Can't wait til my girlies are at that stage!

  • Lucy

    June 16, 2014 at 07:08

    Ahhh these photos are so lovely. And I'm so pleased to hear that they've been playing together so nicely. I'm kind of hoping that's something that will happen with my two as they grow, at the moment I have to play referee a lot!!! x

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