Yesterday I sat and watched Sun and Shine eat their afternoon tea in the garden and wondered, as I often do, what their relationship will be like in the future. The way they interact changes constantly as they age and I imagine that will continue throughout their childhood and into adulthood. For now they split their time between suffocating each other with love and scrapping like cat and dog.

I’m trying really hard not to get involved in their squabbles but it’s tough. Easy enough to say, difficult to do though.

I try and savour in the times when they are loving toward each other as I know there’s no guarantee they’ll get along when they’re older just because they share parents.

For now their hands often seek each other out, like in this pic I took of them yesterday afternoon.

brother and sister touching hands

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13 responses to “Hands

  1. Beautiful! I always hope my will stay close too. Especially as two are twins, but like you say, sharing the same parents does not mean that they will. A lovely captured moment. x

    • Thanks. There must be more pressure on twins to like each other as well as love one another as they grow up. Do people assume they will just get along? They will always have a special connection, which is beautiful.

  2. That’s lovely. I make my boys tell each other every day that they love one another. They do actually mean it, and I hope it serves them well in later life.

  3. Wonderful picture – it does send shivers down my spine when I see my two search out each other for support and affection – who knows what the future holds for their relationship in the future – you are doing your bit by bringing up two beautiful, well rounded kids – the rest is in their hands.

  4. I am so glad you commented to my blog – I didn’t get through all the posts listed for the Gallery so I would probably never found myself here. What a beautiful photo, blog layout, and writing. I’ll be so happy to keep up with your posts. I am pretty excited about bringing another child into the world so my son will have a sibling. I was so happy with my one child but siblings are SO important. This I know for good and sad reasons. And I wanted my son to have that bond. It’s another boy so it will be interesting to see the relationship between boys that way. I only had sisters. Having sons is really show me how “the other half” grows. haha.

    • Thanks for your lovely comment. I’m very glad to have found your blog too.
      Watching my childrens’ relationship grow is one of the best things about having more than one child, for sure. Look forward to reading more of your posts x

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