Thursday, 10 July 2014

Mamatography 27: Siblings - July

dear beautiful

Just look at them! Constantly laughing and smiling at each other. It really is a joy to behold. B loves to entertain her little sister; M loves to watch her big sister. Everything B does makes M laugh hysterically. The frustration is starting to kick in for B, as M gets older and more sure of herself. When B cries about not getting her own way, M grins at her, thinking it's just another form of entertainment. Of course, B takes great offence at this: "It's not fair! M is smiling at me!" And now M is trying to move, she reaches for the toys she wants - generally the toys B is playing with. It's hard for B; she's been the only one playing with everything until now; sharing isn't an easy concept for her to understand - she's not yet three, after all. However, she is getting much better at finding toys for M to play with, and giving her something in exchange for the toy she wants to take back. And M is still young enough not to put up a fight. But, for both of them, if the other has it, it must be worth playing with.

There are days when I feel like pulling my hair out, with both girls being particularly - let's say - demanding. Getting outside helps, and the photos below were taken on one such occasion. I had just about had it. B was being a toddler, M was being a baby. Normal behaviour for their ages, but I was tired and just wishing that the hubby would be home soon. We sat in the garden, hoping the sunshine and fresh air would bring some peace, and this happened:

They melted my heart with the love they have for each other. The giggles and smiles were perfect. And I prayed in that moment that they will always love each other this way, and that they will both live up to their names: Bringer of Joy and Wonderful Friend.

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1 comment:

  1. It's a very up and down kind of relationship with siblings, isn't it? Love one minute, loathe the next. But I think that often makes those lovely moments all the more special.
    Gorgeous moments capture between them this month, thanks for linking up to Siblings. x