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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Athena & Arlo – January 2016

Another month, another four weeks of watching these two grow together. In all honesty not a great deal has changed in their relationship in recent weeks. Athena still likes to body slam Arlo and to sit on him, all in the name of sisterly love! He’s still very

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Athena & Arlo in December

Since my last Siblings post things have been trundling along pretty much the same, apart from a few attempts by Athena to inflict pain on her brother. She’s still at the honest toddler stage, so when I ask if she was trying to hurt him she says yes, although I think it’s more an attention thing. Yesterday for example I had to ask her to stop stop treading on his fingers three times, finally it ended in her in tears because I’d had to raise my voice. Thankfully Arlo is…

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Athena & Arlo in November

This past month has seen some lovely developments in the relationship between Athena & Arlo.   She is a lot more tolerant of him and I think this is because he’s a lot more active now so that she can play games with him (whether he’s aware he’s playing or not!) She spends a lot of time beckoning him to her across the living room then running away squealing in delight when he reaches her! Row row row your boat is a firm favourite between these siblings too… at least…

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