I totally didn’t write my siblings post last month – I was in the midst of the #blogtober17 posting and so just didn’t have time to get it done. So here we are in November, 14 months into having my two little men as brothers.
So how are they getting on?
It’s funny, because at this stage, there really isn’t that much of a difference month on month but there are little things, little things that Oscar is now doing that Zach thinks is extra special.
Possibly the cutest thing for me is the school drop off. Before now, Oscar would just be sitting there in his buggy, watching all the children messing around in the playground. Zach would always kiss him goodbye but that was about it. Now though, Oscar kisses him back. And hugs him. And waves at him as he goes off into his classroom. I think with him now understanding what ‘goodbye’ is, it helps him to know that Zach won’t be there at home – something he really did miss when Zach first started school. Now Oscar doesn’t mind as much – he gets to play alone with all of the toys and still gets fun with his brother after school for a while.
There are some definite arguments between them now when it comes to playing. Oscar is getting much better at not trying to destroy whatever Zach is playing with, but there are still moments when they will be shouting at each other over something, or upset because one took something off the other (it’s usually Oscar that is left empty handed and crying!).
Overall though, they still absolutely adore each other. There are always cuddles galore and kisses galore. They love playing together up in Zach’s room, Zach loves carrying Oscar round the living room, or dancing with him. And whilst we are always saying, put him down, Oscar is there with a massive smile on his face, reaping the attention from his big brother.
As always, I take this time to reflect on the loveliest photos of my boys together from the month gone by. Here are my faves this time round!