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.