I have been a bit lax with my Siblings Project posts this year and in fact haven’t written one since January! This has partly been because I haven’t really managed to take many pictures of Toby and Gabe together, and partly because not much has changed on the the sibling relationship front.
This month’s photos are just a few from my phone over the last couple of months, as that is all I have. There’s a couple of good ones in there anyway…
We still have odd moments of affection, and Gabe still clearly adores his big brother and wants to do everything he does, but most of their time is spent bickering and fighting. Whatever one has the other one wants, whether it’s a toy, food, a stick or even a random bit of fluff off the carpet! Gabe’s default mode at the moment just seems to be wailing at everything, especially when he can’t have what he wants, so there is quite a lot of crying in our house on a daily basis.
Gabe is starting to get some words now though and I am hopeful that once he can talk he will be able to play with Toby a bit better, or at least won’t cry so much when he can actually say what he wants. I really hope so anyway!
Part of the trouble at the moment is that Gabe just wants to be in the same space as Toby all the time, and understandably Toby isn’t always so keen on the idea!
It does make for some cute moments sometimes though. Often if Toby sits down somewhere Gabe will go and sit next to him, like in this picture where they’re both sitting on the shoe rack when we were getting ready to go out one day.
Of course, the hardest thing when I’m trying to get a picture of them together is trying to get them both to look at the camera. Most of the time I just end up with something like this instead…
Hopefully by next month my two boys might be getting on a bit better. If you have a similar age gap and have any top tips or can even just give me hope that they will actually play together one day then I’d love to here them![Oh, and I don’t always dress them in matching clothes but I think I must be more like to try and take a photo of them together when they’re matching!]