If you read my Siblings post last month (or any of my many Instagram updates on the subject) then you will know that the constant bickering between Toby and Gabe has been driving me insane… but I think we may be finally seeing the light.
They still fight like crazy but there seem to be a few more moments of playing together – Toby has realised that he can make Gabe laugh, and is also taking great pleasure in trying to teach him new words. The other morning over breakfast we were trying – ‘Gabe say apple’, ‘Gabe say mummy’, Gabe say ‘flamingo’ – I think that last one might have been a step slightly too far!
This month’s Siblings photos are just a random selection that I’ve taken since last month’s update. First up this one when we got the water table out for the first time this year. This one is actually pretty good because they can have a side each, although after a few minutes they were both just filling cups from a bucket and pouring them over the garden.
I took this next picture when we went to feed the ducks the other week. Barry was down by the water’s edge trying to get a duck to come and feed out of his hand. Toby sat down to watch and Gabe just toddled over and went and sat down next to him. It’s moments like this that make my heart melt a little bit…
In fact if I can get Toby to stand still for a picture then Gabe is quite happy to go and stand next to him, and somewhere he has learnt to say cheese too. I’ve started to take a few of these garage door pictures to record some of the boys lovely clothes. They are starting to grow out of a lot of their matching things now so I want to capture them while I can.
I’ve got another couple of pictures from our day out at Brock Bottom last weekend too.
And this last picture was just taken yesterday and it gave me a little glimpse into the future. Toby and Gabe were both happily playing out in the street and it just made me think what life might be like in a few years when they can play out together on their bikes or scooters in the street like the other kids on our street.
Here’s hoping we’ve turned a corner in the sibling relationship and next month I’ll be telling you even more happy stories about my brothers.