My Sisters in February.
These sisters of mine are growing up quickly and their relationship and bond is growing and changing all the time. Mads has always been an incredible big sister from the second she first met her 'baby' and LL has always been in awe of Mads constantly smiling and giggling at her in the early days. But now their relationship has become a lot more interactive.
It's funny to watch them now. They snuggle all the time and Mads constantly plays with her sister's ear as she has always done, but LL is starting to become mischevious. She will crawl and try and eat the toys Mads is playing with, or knock down the towers she is building and Mads will get cross. Or the latest is that when Mads tries to cuddle LL, LL will push her away and get grumpy. This usually results in Mads doing a dramatic comedy fall which will make them both dissolve into giggles. It is very sweet to watch but I know that LL is going to keep Mads on her toes. Mads is incredibly affectionate and cuddly towards everyone, and I am not sure whether LL is going to be quite as leniant. She adores cuddles from Mummy but has to be in the right mood to receive them off anyone else.
Mads will always ask for her sister, and include her in the things she does. She will call for her and LL will crawl towards her as fast as lightening. I think Mads is desperate for her to play and interact more, often asking her to do things to which obviously she can't understand. They play in their own little way, usually involving dancing and being silly, and our house is just full of their giggles.
It's wonderful watching them together. When I took the above photos, they had just woken up and Mads got into LL's cot. She was jumping up and down and making LL laugh, which in turn fuelled her to do it even more- she loves making her little sister chuckle. Sometimes their age gap seems large, but then other times, like then, it feels like there isn't much between them at all. That gap will probably feel even smaller as they get older.
I often find myself wondering what they will be like as teenagers and all I can hope is that they will be the best of friends. Mr E often jokes that he needs to get a shed so he can hide in the garden from all the women and hormones in this house. Looking at this mischevious pair and the way they are fast becoming a little double act, I would say he might be right.
This month I am sending you to have a look at Keri-Anne's blog. It is a beautiful, dreamy blog full of gorgeous photography of life with her two little fairies, who are a similar age gap to my girls but older, so I love to look at what they get up too.