It probably seems inevitable but towards the end of the summer holidays my two little siblings had started to rub each other up the wrong way; little jibes when they thought no-one was listening, pushes and prods when they thought no-one was watching…apparently even headlocks!
It reminds me so much of myself and my siblings when I hear the arguments start to brew. There is no-one who can rub you up the wrong way like a brother or sister. They just know the way you tick, know exactly which button to press and then…ka-boom!
Of course, the flip-side of that I think is that there is no-one who knows how to make you laugh in the same way, who understands the way your mind works and will play along with your silly games, just because. Sometimes I have absolutely no idea what Meg and Eli are talking about but it will have them both in stitches of laughter.
This summer has really shown me a glimpse into how their relationship is going to look as they get older and I’m fairly confident that it is going to involve an awful lot of mischief!
They are such a tag team and not a day goes by when I don’t see them, heads together, plotting and planning something. I have no doubt that as they get older I will be the victim of many of these little schemes but for now, it fills me up with such joy to watch them create memories, to see them making each other laugh, and to walk into a room and discover that they have done something adorable, like hanging out together, just because.