It’s there, although you have to look hard and dig deep.
Underneath all the bravado and protests, the snatching and the shoving, the declarations of ‘he’s not my best friend!’, there is a small dose of brotherly love.
Every once in a while you catch a little glimpse – big bro sees and revels in his role. Right here, right now it’s enjoying feeding little bro his breakfast because ‘babies are so silly and they can’t do it themselves can they?’
Nope indeed he is ‘just a silly baby‘ but we ALL love him none the less!
**************P.S. My new book The Catastrophic Friendship Fails of Lottie Brooks is out on the 3rd March 2022! It's aimed at 9-12 year olds and you can buy it here :)
Aww I can’t wait for this stage! So cute! :)
Oh we have the “he’s not my best friend” all the time! and yes its lovely when they do hug, share and just generally be nice to one another! Such a cute photo :) x
Ha! If I let the older one feed the baby, he’d just steal his food. There’s a touch of worry in the little one’s eyes though :-)
Cherry loves trying to feed J, luckily she loves pretending to do it more as it gets so messy letting her loose with the real thing! x
You are lucky! x
I remember B trying to feed J fromage frais when B was weaning – what a mess! Its lovely for big brother to show little brother some love even if he is a silly little baby lol cute and i adore how little brother is looking at you as if to say, yeah ok i will let him feed me ! xx
Yep he is less keen to be fair as it tends to get thrust at him with no pauses for swallowing :)
This is so sweet, and like you say, it must be lovely to see little glimpses of their relationship. We call LL a ‘silly baby’ all the time poor girl- she will be fed up of hearing it when she is older. ;) But it is said in the nicest possible way! x
Lol we always call S a silly baby as he can’t do hardly anything F can ;)
Aww! Yay for even the tiniest glimpse of brotherly love; they look so sweet together!
Thanks Carie x
Aww that’s cute. It’s very heartwarming when our children are loving towards each other. My twins get on so well and my heart melts, but my older boy and girl fight all the time which is very stressful, but god help anyone else that upset her – my boy would be the first to intervene! xx
Thats the way it is with mine – an underlying thing, hard to spot but fierce at the same time :)
This is so cute! Stop it! You’re making me want another one. :) x
DO IT! x
Such a cute photo! Big bro is so pleased with himself. Laura x
tee hee thanks x
Aww that’s such a loving moment, so sweet how he’s a protective big brother. Reminds me of my niece with y
Z, she bosses him about a bit :)
thanks – it’s a real rarity though!!
Ah I can relate to this. I love seeing their relationships develop. Such a cute pic! x.
Thanks Karen – it’s a bit of a slow burner ;)
Capturing these moments is so precious :)