Siblings – November

Another month has passed and guess what? I was late to the siblings party AGAIN! I think I need a calendar reminder. Doh.

So another month with my two beans; the gremlin and Piglet. How have they been?

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I kind of hoped the gremlin would be a little less rough with her sister over the last 4-5 weeks. Has this happened? Heck no. In fact I actually think she is more all over her baby sister; she wants to love her ALL THE TIME. This does get a lot worse when one of us needs to do something with Piglet, like change a nappy, bath her or generally cuddle her. The only time the gremlin leaves me is during breastfeeding. She has been really good at going off and having a solitary play. It is a little cute; the gremlin obviously loves her sister a lot but when you are being climbed all over by my monster of a three year old and I am trying to hold her sister, I often want to throw her out of the window (the gremlin that is).


Also hubby and I may as well be invisible in the mornings; the gremlin wants to see her little sister first and she must kiss her goodnight which is very sweet. She is dying to wake her up and this can drive me crackers, as Piglet is not a fab napper. I am still a bit cautious about leaving them together but occasionally I do and I usually find the gremlin kissing her all over when I come back (squashing her!!)


It’s tough as we all have to be quite firm with the gremlin. I avoid shouting but my tone has to change to get her to move away. We do find there is not much listening or plain ignorance.

Piglet definitely tracks her sister’s voice and can be soothed by her but only if the gremlin is being gentle! However, she has been a little more upset by her big sister’s antics and tends to shout and cry more if she is squished. This is a pain but does work to our advantage, as we can use it as ammo to get the gremlin to GET OFF!!

I have a feeling the roughness and showering of love to poor Piglet by her big sister is going to continue. Two months have passed and not a lot has changed. I’m sure as soon as Piglet is old enough to snatch and eat the gremlin’s toys this love may slightly wane a little….maybe?

I think the gremlin knows her sister is here to stay and is pretty much her normal self, which is fabulous. Her independence is growing and the arrival of Piglet has really pushed this.

I’m looking forward to our first Christmas with the two of them. I hope to get my siblings post in time next month!!

Twin Mummy and Daddy
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  1. November 25, 2016 / 11:08 am

    Ahhh bless them!! It just gets worse haha, Alfie so rough with Elarna but at times he just doesn’t realise it. Lovely pictures of them both hun! Popping over from #WotW #ThatFridayLinky
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  2. November 25, 2016 / 11:37 am

    It sounds like gremlin has so much for piglet! I bet they’ll be the best of friends when they’re older, although I imagine a few arguments as with all teens! Cute pictures. Thanks for linking up to That Friday Linky #ThatFridayLinky
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  3. November 25, 2016 / 12:32 pm

    Aww! Bless them. I’m sure Piglet will repay the “love” when she is older….hehehe
    Gorgeous photos… #WotW
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  4. November 25, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    Ah, cute photos! My kids have the same age gap and the love has yet to wane! It is sweet and it’s amazing how hardy little ones can be! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x
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  5. November 25, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    im with you on this max is 2 and kai is 4 months. so far I’ve caught max feeding kai a biscuit,trying to pick him up and shoving a dummy in his mouth. poor kai must love it when bedtime rolls round. I know I do 🙂
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  6. November 26, 2016 / 5:37 pm

    My little girl was exactly the same when when her brother was born unless he cried then she would run a mile. Those photo’s of them together are so sweet. #WotW
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  7. November 27, 2016 / 12:42 am

    Aww it is lovely that the gremlin wants to love her baby sister but second babies definitely have to be tough to cope with all that loving, don’t they? Love those last two photos of your gorgeous girls 🙂 #WotW
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  8. Nige
    November 27, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Sounds like gremlin loves her piglet to bits fab post and photos Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please