These two are like chalk and cheese. I think that is what makes their dynamic work so well. One is loud and boisterous, the other quiet and reserved. One throws caution to the wind, the other is a complete worry wart. One likes mud and tractors, the other will happily sit playing quietly with Lego. They are not just sisters but the best of friends too. They know each other inside out and back to front.
It’s not often that they fall out but whenever they do, it’s never long before they are friends again. I have learnt to stand back and let them get on with it for the most part. Whenever I do try to interfere, it normally ends up with them both falling out with me because they do a much better job of making up than I could ever do. I really hope this knack of being able to make friends quicker than they fall out will see them through the more turbulent years soon to come.
One of my very favourite things is hearing them wake up on a morning and they gossip away like they haven’t seen each other for months. It’s like they are catching up after a whole night of pesky sleeping has got in the way of their chattering. It’s the same when I pick them up from school too. Despite the fact that they get to see each other during the day at break times and lunch, they always have serious catching up to do come half past three.
I love seeing the relationships between all four of my children grow. I’ve seen the dynamics change so much over the years as our family grew. I have to say that one of the things about parenting that took me completely by surprise was the absolute joy that comes from seeing the relationships between the four of them blossom. I never knew how just how special that bond between siblings can be. And yes, I know how lucky I am that all four of them are so close. For the most part anyway. Trust me, they all have their moments. And I certainly don’t take any credit for how things have worked out, I’m just very grateful that they did.
But these two. These two are really making my heart smile right now.