Siblings play, squabble and have fun. There is something special about watching siblings grow together, interact and learn alongside each other. The uniqueness of their relationship as a young child is awesome.
Holidays are a wonderful time to observe this relationship develop in its purest form, there are no other distractions, just family and the big outdoors. It’s a wonderful time to step back and see the magic happen.
I feel very privileged this week to have been able to do just that. We have been to the beach, walked in forests and played together. There have been several very special moments that made my heart melt, as well a good few that made my heart scream in frustration with their fighting, but glossing over the not so good moments, here are some magical sibling moments to remember…
We headed to the beach, a stony beach, very windy and a little cool. However, all three children insisted on going in the sea and who am I to stop them?? They all sparked ideas off each other to create their play. They collected seaweed, coordinated by BB, making the biggest pile they could. They spotted interesting things and called to each other to observe together. So lovely to see them think of one another.
On the sandy beach, again the children inspired each other in their play. They started digging, they talked and discussed options, then developed their ideas together to reach a common goal of digging a trench around us. Working as a team they achieved their goal. I listened to their chat, laughter, squabbles and fun (as well as getting stuck into the digging myself too), it was exactly how it should be, wonderful!
The last moment, I’d like to cherish forever, was in the forest. Three siblings playing together, making imaginary things in their own fairy world, then running hand in hand along the path. This made my heart melt, BB in the middle with a sister on each hand. The smiles I saw and laughter and chat I heard was so amazingly magical. This was a totally natural sibling moment that I want to remember forever. A perfect moment.
These are the times that are important to cherish, especially when they are fighting and forgetting they do actually love each other! Watching siblings together, observing their play, interaction and fun makes me realise just how blessed I am.