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Siblings (February)

Posted On February 15, 2015| 9 Replies

These two cheeky monkeys have continued to fight and wind each other up pretty much most of the time.  LaughingHarriet keeps stealing Amelie’s toys mid game – she squeals and tries to snatch them back – Harriet lashes out – Amelie squeals some more and retaliates and they both end up on the naughty mat.   I feel like it’s groundhog day and its exhausting.  Quite literally within about 5 minutes of waking up and getting downstairs it starts.  Harriet’s lack of speech isn’t helping our cause.  She gets so frustrated.  Ultimately Harriet just wants to play with her sister and copy her every move and Amelie is having none of it.

However there are times when they are so cute together and it is then that I know deep down they really do love each other.

sittingIf I offer either of them a biscuit they will take one two; one for them and one for her sister.  Amelie really does look after her sister (when it suits her) and can’t wait to get up in the morning and go into her room to see her.  Despite her frustrations with her sister Amelie is a very gentile child (if at times a bit manipulative).  She is very thoughtful and will think of others. The other day they wanted to go in the garden.  Amelie very carefully made sure Harriet had her boots on the right feet and helped her into her coat.

Helping-HarrietHarriet however is a complete and utter horror.  I can not take my eyes off her for a second and if I do it is like a whirl wind has gone through the house.  Only this morning she managed to get hold of a felt tip pen and drew on the walls, the playmobil house, the curtains, the chairs and herself.  Trying to get the pen off her is almost as bad kicking screaming, biting.  Honestly this baby drives me potty.   Although Amelie is far from perfect and will wait until she thinks we aren’t watching and will try and kick her sister off the beanbag.  The other day she ate poor Harriet’s sweets.  Harriet was distraught and came in with the bag pointing and crying.  I knew straight away what had happened but she wouldn’t admit to it.

The other Sunday the sun was shinning, having been cooped up indoors for weeks we decided to take a trip to the beach so the girls could run off a bit of energy.  If you catch the tides right you can run for miles on the sand flats.  Something the girls love doing in the summer.  To start with they had a fab time running and jumping in the puddles.  The tide was so far out we didn’t make it to the waters edge.Beach-3Within minutes they were both soaked and freezing cold, but hey the sun was shining and they were having fun, that is until Amelie thought it would be a good idea to start splash kicking the puddles up her sisters legs.  She thought it was really funny – or she did until we took them home because she wouldn’t stop doing it.  Both girls needed a complete change of clothes Amelie moaned all the way home because the salt water was stinging her legs.  We had originally planned on going to warm up a coffee shop afterwards but I had forgotten spare shoes for them and their wellies were full of water.  

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I love my girls so much and I want them to get along nicely, but it’s tough when they bicker constantly.  I know Amelie is struggling with having a little sister at the moment but I also know that really she does love her.  I think part of our problem is Amelie being exhausted from school and Harriet’s lack of being able to communicate properly.

dear beautiful

Siblings (January)

Posted On January 21, 2015| 8 Replies

This month I have decided to participate in the siblings linky.  I have been following the siblings series for a while but until now have not taken part (I’m not sure why).  I am excited at participating and hopefully at the end of the year I will have a collection of happy sibling memories.

I can not believe how time flies.  I no longer have a small person and a baby I now have two small people in tow.  These two small people are both cheeky and independent.

Harriet loves her big sister and gets so excited when it is time to pick her up from school.  I know she misses her sister during the day as she will seek out Amelie’s Mr Doggy.  I will often find her curled up on the sofa giving Mr Doggy a cuddle or she will take him with her for her afternoon nap.


One minute they love each other with hugs and kisses and the next minute they are shrieking and screaming.  With Harriet’s lack of speech she is becoming increasingly frustrated hence we are getting a lot of hitting, pinching and pulling of hair and unfortunately when Amelie does something she doesn’t like she is often on the receiving end of her frustration.  Harriet can get quite jealous and will try and push Amelie out of the way if she is sitting next to me or having a little cuddle.

On appearances my girls are very similar, however as their little personalities develop Harriet by nature is much more intensive and determined where as Amelie is fiercely independent.

For some reason the girls LOVE peering out the window.  They will sit for hours playing on the window sill leaving little games for me to clear away at the end of the day.


Another of my girls favourite activities at the moment is swimming.  Some weeks we will end up going two or three times.  It is a lot easier now that Amelie can swim because Harriet is a liability.  She literally runs in and throws herself off the edge.  You can not take your eyes off her for a second as she is off.  There have been a few times where I have had to streak out onto the pool side in my underwear to retrieve her.  Little monkey.


I am excited to document and see how my girls change over the course of the next year.


dear beautiful