brothers and sisters

music credit: Somewhere Only We Know by Keane

I am so so happy that my children get to experience the brother-sister bond,
I think they will learn so much about people and relationships
by growing up with someone of the opposite sex.
It gives them such easy access to different sorts of toys and different sorts of play.
And growing up with a brother myself
I kind of have a soft spot for a brother-sister combo.

My kiddos struck lucky with the uncle jackpot in my baby bro.
He's so great with them;
firm when he needs to be,
very kind and fair,
and so much fun.
They both absolutely adore him.

When he was visiting us
we couldn't pass up an opportunity for a brothers and sisters day out,
and we had such a lovely one.
Matt and I fall into our old roles when my parents are around
with a fair amount of teasing and joking at the parentals' expense,
but when it's just him and me, 
we really are such good friends.
And he's one of my favourite people to waste a day with;
especially days involving sunshine adventures,
and lots of laughter,
and singing really loud in the car.

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  1. "Big lump in throat"...!! Love this . ❤️

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    1. Ahhh, I'm glad you liked it Nanny Marge. x

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  2. This is so lovely, I love how you are so close to your brother.

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    1. Thanks, we are close. I just wish he lived nearer. x

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  3. Gorgeous. Love the boys bouncing! Cute how you put your camera on the floor to walk past.

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    1. I popped my camera on a little bench and decided it might make a cute shot, so glad it worked out. x

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  4. Aw this is cute, how lovely to be so close to your brother. I adore my sister, and we are the best of friends now but growing up because of our age gap (10 years) we just weren't as close. I adored her when she was a baby and then I went off to uni and didn't really have much of a relationship with her. But now we are so close, and I see her at least a few times a week. I am so pleased to have given my girls a companion to grow up with. x

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    1. I think one of the beautiful things about siblings is that the age gap really doesn't matter, there is just this bond there. x

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  5. awww what a really beautiful video and beautiful post xx

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  6. This is so lovely. Just amazing. You are so creative and talented. Your children will love watching this when they are older. Isn't it so rewarding having two that can love and cherish each other long into the future. I love it. I am so close to my siblings and I hope Buba and MM will stay too forever. Beautiful words too!

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    1. Awww, thanks lovely. We already love looking back over our older videos, it's one of BB's dinner time treats. It's so much more obvious how they've changed in video I think. x

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    2. Mr P and I were just saying how we never take any videos of either of our kids and need to start. I agree you can really see how much more they have changed through videos. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me, I feel honored you joined in!!! :) This is one of my favorite posts. I am super close with my siblings and this makes me think of all of them!

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  7. Oh how lovely is that!! I've only had big brothers so when I had LP and then her little brother I wasn't sure how the big sister, little brother dynamic would work. It's lovely to hear that you and your baby bro are best friends xx

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    1. Oh, there'll be times they'll drive each other crazy if me and my bro are anything to go by. But I've loved having a baby bro all along. x

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  8. Such a sweet video of a lovely day out for everyone! I think it's every parents wish that their children grow to have great relationships and be good friends - I know I wish this for my own children. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

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    1. It's definitely my wish for my two. I hope they've found a friend for life in one another. x

      dear beautiful

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  9. What a lovely family video of the bond of siblings - both generations! #countrykids

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  10. I absolutely agree with you! I have 5 siblings and I'm close to each and everyone of them. Sadly, my three-year-old is an only child. Would love another one, but haven't been lucky! #CountryKids.

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  11. Such a lucky family. The video is beautiful too. :)

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  12. Love this! I think it's so helpful for boys to grow up with sisters, it helps them learn so much about girls and like you said learn about how to have relationships with the opposite sex. My brother probably learnt a bit too much, he was ten years younger so we used to give him make overs and dress him up! x

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  13. So adorable Lucy video and post :) x

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  14. I love your videos, this is not a disappointment and you always pick the right sample of music too.. Love it x

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  15. Just gorgeous! I have three littles, but the bond between my eldest and her brother has always remained - they are the very best of friends, and it's the sweetest thing to see! Such a lovely post. E x. #sharewithme (Life at the Little Wood)

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  16. I love your videos, such a lovely way to remember childhood moments. You always pick the right sample of music too.. Love it xx

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  17. What a fab video and post. Siblings are friends for life aren't they- I have a big sister and she is one of my besties and is fab with the girls too.
    I love seeing our two growing together and enjoying each others company. It is so so special.
    #sharewithme

    Muma Leary. x

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  18. What a lovely post. Such a lovely relationship you have with your brother :)
    x x

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