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!