Athena & Arlo – January 2017

Having almost a month off our normal weekly routines and spending so much time together has done wonders for these two. Of course there are the normal bickers and spats but in general all is smooth sailing with Big A and Little A! There are even some evenings where I can prepare dinner on my own in the kitchen without having to go and break up a tussle over a toy or the best side of the sofa!

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Athena & Arlo – December 2016

The two tiny terrors are reigning supreme this month. They are as thick as thieves, with shenanigans such as: Climbing shelves in the living room to get to my nail varnish (Arlo) then opening the bottles (Athena) and using them to decorate their hands, their table and the floor (thank god we were having the carpet replaced anyway!) Opening a pack of Lebkuchen biscuits and smushing them into the sofa together Basically flinging all the bath water out of the bath and all over me and the floor Getting in…

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Athena & Arlo – November 2016

Ahh, don’t they look angelic? Well mostly they have been apart from the odd lack of nap induced outburst of emotion. Arlo has had a cold for the last two weeks, including a couple of croupy nights and then a couple of days of a sick bug where he threw up in the buggy twice and once projectile style over me and the living room, whilst walking in a circle, cheers kid. Athena is generally very caring towards him when he is feeling poorly, but can still be a little…

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Athena & Arlo – October 2016

Well this months siblings post has come around super fast, September having one less day than most months apparently makes all the difference! In terms of the relationship between the big A and little A this month I would have to say that they are getting on a lot better! Thank heavens. Now that Athena spends three days a week at preschool she says she misses Arlo, and if he’s not with me when I pick her up she asks where he is. When she got to the childminders last…

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Athena & Arlo – September 2016

We’re away on our holidays at the moment and I didn’t get a post pre written so I was hoping that we’d have a couple of nice opportunities for some siblings photos whilst we were away! In terms of their relationship this month Athena is being generally a lot nicer to Arlo, wanting to give him a cuddle before she goes to sleep and often asking when he will start sleeping in her room. When Sam took Arlo to a settling in session at the new childminders it was Athena…

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Athena & Arlo – August

This month my two small people have had a more hate than love relationship, but both seem to have grown up far more than they should in 30 days! Arlo has discovered that yanking Athena’s hair means not only does she get really angry but that it comes out too; now it’s his favourite thing to do if she has something he wants, or has taken something from whilst he was playing with it. Basically life between them is a game of of tug of war. She’s got it, he…

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Athena & Arlo – July 2016

Athena either shows a lot of care and love for Arlo, or completely blanks him out when he’s having a hissy fit. Generally when we’re in public if he is crying or upset she will try and distract him, offer him her toy/some food or play peekaboo with him. Other times he’s be screaming his head off and she’ll say ‘Arlo is very red’ and get on with what she’s doing. She shows immense patience with him (and me!) though which I am forever grateful for. They’ve sadly not really…

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Athena & Arlo – June 2016

There’s not been a great deal of change in the relationships between my two siblings this past month. Athena has been a little irritable over the last couple of weeks as she’s been ill and when Arlo has clambered over her she’s pushed him off her a few times, when normally she’s quite accepting! However a few times he has hit her back which came as a bit of a surprise to her! Not hard of course, but enough that I know he’s slowly starting to assert himself against her!…

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Athena & Arlo – May 2016

This month hasn’t really seen any major changes in the relationship between my little pair of siblings if I’m honest. Athena is slowly becoming more tolerant of Arlo wanting to play with whatever she’s playing with which makes life a bit easier and less like playing referee!

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Athena & Arlo – April 2016

The last four weeks have seen these two become thick as thieves at times. Now we’ve moved to a bigger home there is a lot more space for them to roam around in, and Arlo seems to be so much more content to play when Athena is at home than the one day when she is at Nursery. Sometimes she gets annoyed at him and will push him over, but she knows when she has hurt him as she’ll run out of the room in annoyance (or defiance!)

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Athena & Arlo – February 2016

One of the only snaps of these two together on our holiday at the end of January, neither actually looking too happy to be pulled along in a sledge!

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