Having children close together in age can be hard work but mostly it makes for lots of fun, and a tight sibling bond. It’s like having your best friend over to play the whole time!
With 21 months between the oldest two and fifteen months between the youngest two I’ve seen some beautiful sibling bonds develop over the years.
Of course they have their moments, when one sits on the others head or they can’t stand each other, but MOST of the time they are great friends and fiercely protective of each other. You can read more about that in My shadow, my bodyguard, my best friend.
Their tight knit relationships have meant that over the years I have been stitched up by them on a regular basis. The little boys are especially good at this at the moment. At 15 months and 2.5 years, they are full of mischief and developing a crazy sense of humour.
Some days it’s like they’ve been trained by Kevin from Home Alone in the art of adult take downs.
They have a real double act going on, where one will distract me with a ‘Level One’ mischievous activity, meanwhile, the other is engaged in a ‘Level three’ somewhere else in the house.
They are skilled, have ninja like moves and have clearly been trained in the art of parental screw overs.
So, whilst they have me thinking the pressing issue is that the 15 month old is busy shredding bits of toilet paper and randomly eating them, the 2.5 year old has taken another roll of toilet paper and gone and decorated one of the bedrooms with it.
Here they are plotting another mission!
They are both also pretty skilled at needing a poo as we are leaving for the school run, and competing for who can shout poo the loudest in public.
They have graduated from the school of tinkerdom with a first class honors it seems!
Double trouble and a double dose of cute too.