My girls…March

When I got pregnant for the second time and my little Holly arrived in the world, I never expected the bond between my girls to be so wonderful to watch, especially at this age. I always thought that it would come later, when Holly could talk and they could start having little chats together that the real bonding would start. How wrong was I…

Having a front row seat in watching the bond between my girls grow, is truly one of the best things and such a privilege as their mummy. Catching those moments, where they aren’t aware that I am looking and seeing the way they interact with each other.

Alice has always been such an affectionate girl, she gives me and the people she loves hugs and kisses all the time. She tells me she loves me at least twice a day and is something that I will never tire of hearing. I thought for a while that Holly wasn’t going to be like Alice and that I would have to work hard to get a cuddle or kiss from her. But, I was wrong she is just as affectionate as her big sister. It’s like this last month she has started to understand what a cuddle and a kiss mean and I love that she now puckers up her lips when she wants a kiss.

They kiss and cuddle each other all the time, Alice mainly instigates it, but Holly always embraces it. What I love the most is when Holly gets upset (obviously, I don’t love that bit), she will go to Alice for a hug and comfort. It’s the cutest thing ever to watch. Seeing my big girl comfort her little sister, in a way that no one else can brings a tear to my eye every time.

It works the other way too, the other night during the bath and bedtime routine, Alice decided that she didn’t want us to have story time in her room, no reason for it, it was just one of the moments when she is tired and gets something into her head and there is no logic to it. She storms out of her room and sits on the landing in a sulk. Without us saying a word, Holly hopped of my lap and went after her sister. In my mind I was thinking this might not be a wise move for Holly and was sure Alice would tell her to go away. But no, Holly goes over with her arms out for a cuddle and Alice couldn’t resist, she lets her cuddle her and then took her hand and they came back in the bedroom all happy.

I really couldn’t believe the power of the sibling bond and how a potential tantrum situation suddenly disappeared all with a cuddle from her sister…

I love to give them the freedom to just be together whenever I can, which isn’t that often as Holly is so little she needs me around. But, one time that I can take a couple of steps back is on the walk to Alice’s preschool. We have to walk through an alleyway that is perfectly safe for the girls to not hold my hand and whilst it’s not very long, they love it. Sometimes Alice will rush ahead and Holly will call her name and Alice will turn round and give her a wave.

But, last week the cutest thing happened when Alice rushed ahead and Holly called her name. She didn’t just turn and give her wave.

I will let the photo’s do the talking for what happened next…



Honestly there really are no words that can describe how lovely it was to watch and how proud I am to be their mummy.




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  1. March 15, 2016 / 12:02

    Little tearful reading this because I can relate and am amazed by the ability to comfort each when sad. My daughter may push me away when upset but never her brother. There special bond between “Little ones”. Them against the world. Looking forward to seeing sibling updates in the future.

    • March 16, 2016 / 20:50

      The sibling relationship really is the best. I love watching it grow each month 🙂

    • March 15, 2016 / 20:20

      Ah thanks 🙂 I really hope it does too, it’s amazing to watch x

    • March 16, 2016 / 20:48

      They are the really sweet together and I could watch them all day long x

  2. March 16, 2016 / 11:21

    Oh what a beautiful moment to capture and how lovely that Alice and Holly are so affectionate and loving towards each other. Siblings moments like this are just so wonderful and seeing that strong bond between your girls must be so amazing 🙂
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    • March 16, 2016 / 20:44

      I know, so lucky to have caught it on camera 🙂 It really is the best thing ever x

  3. March 16, 2016 / 20:17

    Oh my goodness how heart meltingly gorgeous. What a lovely moment to have captured on camera forever. So sweet and they definitely remind me of my girls too. I think it is very special to have a sister. x

    • March 16, 2016 / 20:39

      It really is, isn’t it? I keep looking at these photos and they melt my heart every time. I am learning how special it is to have a sister, I just love watching their relationship x

    • March 19, 2016 / 19:49

      Thank you, that is lovely of you to say. I am a very proud mummy, it was special to watch. xx

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