It’s the 15th of the month which means it’s time for another “Siblings’ update and i’m actually on time for once!
I can’t quite believe we’re in March already, but we have something very special to look forward to at the end of the month as we’re off on holiday to Fuerteventura with my mum, her partner, my sister, brother-in-law and niece. It’ll be the boys’ first time on an aeroplane and their first time abroad, so i cannot wait to see their little faces and make some wonderful memories!
Back to the matter in hand though – The Siblings Project. Our photos were taken at the very start of the month when the “Beast From The East” arrived in Kent with 8 inches of snow! The boys had never seen snow like it before and i can’t even begin to describe the looks on their faces when they woke on the Tuesday morning to find enough snow for them to build a snowman.
Riley and Harry have wanted to build a snowman for as long as i can remember and as their school was shut for the whole week, they had plenty of opportunities to do so! They both worked together to roll the snow into balls, construct a head and body, find some sticks for arms, a carrot for a nose and some stones for buttons. Not once did i hear any bickering or arguing or fighting – a testament to the strong relationship they have now built.
They are genuinely happy to be in each others company and the best of friends. Harry has matured a lot in the last few months which has had such a positive impact as they now have a mutual respect and understanding for one another. They care deeply, love hard and are proud to be brothers. I hear the way they speak of each other at times and it just melts my heart.
Riley actually asked me the other day what it means to be a brother…and i had to think for a while… but then i remembered a quote which i think sums it up perfectly:
“A brother is a person who is there when you need him, someone who picks you up when you fall, a person who sticks up for you when no-one else will. A brother is always a friend.”
As a mama, I find comfort in knowing that my “brothers” will always have a friend in each other.