This is a big month for these two sibling-wise. Sasha started her first days at preschool with Freddie this week, joining him for 2 afternoons, and then they both do one morning together. She is doing well so far, and we’ve been especially proud of how F has looked after his little sister- showing her where her peg is and how to hang up her coat, where the toilets are, and introducing her to his friends. When I came to pick them both up at the end of their Monday session, Freddie ran up excitedly to me and said “I helped Sasha wipe her bottom, but I couldn’t pull her trousers up!”. That’s true brother/sister love for you eh?!
Apart from the one or two daily scraps over toys/what’s going on the telly/who does or does not have their teeth cleaned first, they are getting on really well. It’s now much easier for us in terms of them entertaining themselves, and each other- I feel a bit of a spare part sometimes! Now they will go off and play with their Peppa figures and make up all sorts of imaginary games for ages, which is really great to see (and the stuff they come up with is bizarre! There’s no lack of imagination in this household!). They are also getting better at sharing and taking turns.
It has been really quite challenging at times with a 15 month age gap, but now having one so small is starting to pay off and it really feels like having twins a lot of the time, in terms of their shared interests and ability to properly play with each other now. Would I recommend it? Yes, but it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted, or for lovers of sleep!
Linking up with Lucy at Dear Beautiful and ‘Siblings’