Siblings {February}

Jess McGlynnFebruary 15, 2015

This month has been business as usual for my little siblings.  Equilibrium has been restored now everyone is back at school and we once again have days when Meg and Eli get on like a house on fire and days when they just seem to squabble and antagonise each other non-stop.

I love coming across special shared moments like this; there is something so absolutely heart-squeezingly beautiful about seeing them choose to be together under their own initiative and not because I’ve asked them to go and play for 5 minutes to give me some peace.

Of course, as with anything, these moments can be short-lived.  More and more we begin to see the differences in their personalities come out.  Meg is much more capable of sitting and engaging with a task whereas Eli will give you just a few minutes before he has to be off climbing or clambering over things and creating chaos.

But still, for that brief moment, seeing their sibling relationship as it strengthens, even though it was only for a short moment is really something truly special.  I hope so much that as they get older and start to have different interests that they don’t lose the unique bond that they have.  That I can still look up and catch them in a pose like this, totally unprompted, but a real expression of how much they love each other; even if some days it’s hard to remember that!

dear beautiful


  • Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)

    February 15, 2015 at 09:17

    Oh, that last photo is adorable, so protective and caring. Similarly, my daughter will stay still and occupied for a while longer, whilst her brother starts creating chaos!

  • Jane – Our Little Escapades

    February 15, 2015 at 19:54

    Love the last photo, I really hope my two look after each other like this as they get older x

  • Bex @ The Mummy Adventure

    February 16, 2015 at 00:41

    I love that library! I definitely have one who can sit still and one who needs to climb within a couple of minutes too, but I love watching them encourage the other.

  • whatkatysaid

    February 16, 2015 at 20:51

    I love that last photo, I always wanted a brother- such a special bond. #Siblings

  • Two Boy Mummy

    February 16, 2015 at 21:00

    How special to see them seeking out each other's company. I wonder how much the differences between them are due to gender and how much due to personality? My eldest boy is a livewire like your Eli, but I think girls do tend to sit and concentrate more. x

  • Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    February 17, 2015 at 00:28

    I think you're so right, it's those unguarded, unprompted, totally natural moments where they choose to play together that are so wonderful to see. How lovely to have caught a couple of them this month x

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