15 Sep 2015

Siblings September 2015


These pictures were taken whilst I was just playing around and trying to get to grips with my new camera (as you can tell, Testino’s got nothing to worry about just yet). But when I looked back through them, I realised that they actually perfectly sum up Becky and Alex’s relationship right now, so I decided to use them for this month’s Siblings Project. 

They only show Alex and Becky playing together in the play room (neither would "pose" for my pictures and both more or less refused to smile, as they were so engrossed in what they were doing), but I feel you get a good sense for the dynamic between them. Now that Becky is at school, she seems to be adopting much more of a teacher role, showing Alex how to use her toys, placing him on various ride-ons, spurring him on to pull himself up and cruise along with the walker, and generally being a great big sister. Alex is obviously chuffed to pieces whenever she gives him the time of day. He loves copying what she does, and he constantly watches her and vies for her attention.


We have had a couple of first, small squabbles though recently. Now that Alex is mobile, there is literally no stopping him. He’s very persistent and stubborn, so when he wants something, he will usually try to get it at all cost, which can leave Becky frustrated, especially when he is snatching her toys or breaking her things. She never shouts at him though, bless her, she understands that he is little, but she will occasionally complain to me or lock him out of the play room to prevent him from interfering, but overall she’s remarkably patient with him, and so supportive and lovely.

It’s great to see how their relationship is maturing, how they are both more aware of each other and know that they belong together into one family unit, and to watch them become better buddies week by week. 


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  1. Oh aren't they lovely together - and it's so familiar because at the moment my biggest clue as to what goes on at school is watching Kitty be teacher to Pip and Elma when she gets home!!

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    1. Thanks Carie! Yes, considering Becky is usually such a chatterbox, I can't get that much detail out of her about school. But watching her play with Alex, gives me some idea that she adores her teacher. :-) x

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  2. Oh, you really can see their relationship in these photos. They'll soon be playing together all of the time!

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    1. I hope so Jocelyn! I sometimes worry about the age gap, but seeing how much more interested Becky is becoming in Alex as he is growing and developing into a proper little personality makes me optimistic. x

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  3. Oh they are so gorgeous together, really you've captured the protectiveness and learning. So cute! X

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  4. Aw they look gorgeous together! SO cute. x

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