I am SO LATE with this AGAIN! How are we at the end of February already? Didn’t we literally just celebrate Christmas? I don’t know if this is true for anyone else, but I find running around after more than one small person leaves me with almost no concept of time – the minutes blend into hours, the hours into days and before I know it another week or month has passed. Crazy!
The boys are in a really good place right now. They’re the best of friends and play together so nicely, which is beautiful to see.
School seems to have brought out the best in Riley, he’s matured beyond his years and seems much more patient and capable of handling Harry’s tantrums and mood swings now. In the past he would have been inclined to laugh at or antagonise Harry, but now he tries to calm him down and diffuse the situation. Riley is naturally protective and caring and he seems to be able to get through to Harry in ways that I can’t, which has definitely brought them closer together.
Harry is still as stubborn as a mule and hot-headed in his ways, but is on a course at preschool which is designed to teach him how to better manage and express his feelings so I’m hopeful that it will help. He’s slowly learning that his mood and actions have consequences and can affect others around him.
I see him looking to Riley more and more for guidance, which warms my heart, because that’s the relationship I wished for them when i was pregnant with Harry. To me, siblings are meant to have a special and unbreakable bond and I see that within my boys.
I know every mother says this about her children, but I honestly feel so blessed to call these two mine.