The Joy Of Siblings – An Undeniable Bond.

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I often observe my children, sometimes from a distance, sometimes when they are sat right next to me. Each time I find myself in awe of the bond they share, the completely undeniable love they have for each other is beautiful to see.
I don’t know whether its because of Mia’s mother hen streak combined with Theo’s multiple health issues, or whether they were always destined to be the best of friends, but I count myself incredibly lucky that I have two children who share such a special bond.

They are not overly close in age, there is just over 2 and a half years between them. Of course they fight, all siblings do. They always take tiredness out on each other and sometimes forget how to share.

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Having a sibling is a wonderful thing, a sibling is a life long side kick with whom to share family memories and experiences. A sibling is someone that can often understand the unspoken and share joy in small victories.

Sometime’s I worry that they may be too close, that maybe Theo shouldn’t be so dependant on his sister, but the truth is, other than me and his father, there is no one else I’d rather he depend on. The immense pride shown by Mia when Theo makes positive progress, the way they always have a kiss and a cuddle before Mia heads off into school, I wouldn’t change any of it for the world.

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I never understood the value of sibling relationships until I had children of my own, perhaps because my relationship with my own brother was quite the opposite until recent years. We spent many years ignoring each others existence or fighting like cat and dog. But now I know that a sibling is one of life’s greatest blessings.

Are you and your sibling friends or foes? Share your experience below.

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13 Comments

  1. Fola Lewis 17th November 2016 / 9:05 pm

    i have 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Time has made our relationships stronger. I think I finally understand them where that fluctuated when we were younger.

  2. Barrie Bismark 18th November 2016 / 2:36 am

    I love when my youngest runs towards my oldest when he is done with school. Then they hold hands all the way to the car. It is so cute!
    #brillblogposts

  3. Sam 18th November 2016 / 8:52 pm

    My sister and I are best friends. We do everything together and even live across the road from each other. It wasn’t planned, but we both have a little girl with only 10 months between them. Like I said, that wasn’t planned but it’s perfect. Our daughters, even though they are cousins, are as close as siblings and even though they are only 2 and 3 years old, they have so much love for each other. It’s beautiful.
    #SharingtheBlogLove

  4. Jade - Raw Childhood 21st November 2016 / 8:41 am

    Me and one of my brothers used to fight like cat and dog too, ripping shreds out of eat other constantly but then one day we kind of just grew up and we are really close, as I am with my other siblings. I was scared when I found out I was pregnant with my second and thought it seemed like I was abandoning my eldest for some weird reason. I don’t know why I was worried because they are the best of friends and they love each other so much that I feel silly now for ever thinking it, but when we’re ready for number three I am sure that I will feel the same again! #sharingthebloglove

  5. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons 21st November 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Nothing melts my heart more than watching siblings together (when they’re being nice to each other, not so much when they’re tearing each other’s hair out!) There is just under 2 years between me and my sister and although we argued a fair bit as children, and especially as teenagers, we are so close now and I’m so glad I have her in my life to share everything with. I can’t wait for my son to have the chance to be a big brother – I know he’ll struggle at first, but I think he’ll be great! Thanks for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  6. Laura - dear bear and beany 22nd November 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I adore the sibling relationship and I could watch my girls together all day long. My girls are exactly two years apart and it definitely gets better and better as they get older. Now that Holly can talk they understand each other so much more. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

  7. Lucy's Locket 24th November 2016 / 6:57 am

    My sisters are my best friends and this is the reason I am so desperate to have a little sibling for my baby girl. Lovely post #sharingthebloglove

  8. Amy | All Things Amy 24th November 2016 / 10:10 am

    I love this so much. I have 4 brothers and a sister and I couldn’t imagine not having a sibling, they’re the best! It looks like they have a beautiful bond! #sharingthebloglove

  9. Michelle G 24th November 2016 / 1:39 pm

    What a gorgeous post. The bond between them is so special. I have two sisters younger than me and though our relationships can ebb and flow, we always have each other’s backs #sharingthebloglove

  10. Mummy Times Two 24th November 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I look be this post so much. There are more than eight years between my two, both of whom have their own needs. I was so worried having a sibling would be difficult for Number One (who has Asperger’s) but I couldn’t have been more wrong. they adore each other and are the highlight of each other’s lives.

  11. Carolina Twin Mom / Mary Peterson 27th November 2016 / 6:16 pm

    So nice to see how much you value your children’s relationship with each other. I feel that the sibling relationship can be one of the most important ones we can have in our lives. When our parents are gone and our children are grown, our siblings remain. If that relationship is well cared for, that person can be a tremendous source of support.

    My sister and I are 3 1/2 years apart and have never had a single argument…. unbelievable, I know! I am grateful for an easy, happy relationship with her. #SharingtheBlogLove

  12. Louise 2nd December 2016 / 10:30 pm

    As one of five siblings I totally understand the importance of the sibling bond. I am also very lucky that my children really do love each other. They have their moments but their bond at 6,4 and 1 is already so amazing. I could watch it for hours #sharingthebloglove

  13. Amy Stainthorpe 5th December 2016 / 8:57 am

    What a lovely post, almost brought a tear to my eye on this cold Monday morning! I love that my 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter have such a close relationship. There’s 2 and a half years between them and my son has always looked after his little sister and she has doted on him from the minute she could bum shuffle across the floor to play with him. My daughter started school in September and I’ve heard from various people that my son is so protective of her. I love that. Of course they fight but the love they have for each other is gorgeous to witness x

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