Siblings {April 2021}

This month has been a lovely one for LP and Little Man. Half of it has been the Easter holidays and before that they were back at school, back in a routine and really enjoying themselves.

We did have a few days before the Easter holidays though where LP’s school bubble burst so she was back learning at home and Little Man was poorly – before passing it on to her sister. We’ve all ended up with coughs and colds over the holidays but it hasn’t stopped us from making the most of it.

April saw our freedoms increase – able to see people in the garden or outside again and able to travel that bit further from home. We’ve still stayed within about half an hour drive of home but we have had some lovely days out that we couldn’t go to before when we had to stay local.

We did a Treasure Trail in Wokingham which the children loved – and where most of this month’s photos have come from. We also went to a forest and had a couple of National Trust days out which were just so lovely after months at home.

LP and Little Man have hardly complained through the pandemic. Like most kids, they’re resilient and go along with what needs to be done. They always question things and talk about it but ultimately they do what they’re told and they know that we’ve had to stay at home and distance from people to keep everyone safe. They’ve understood that it’s that simple and I am so proud of them for how well they’ve dealt with it all.

But now that things are easing they are so happy to see friends and have real life company outside of our family again. It’s so nice that we can gradually increase our social circles, see people safely and do new things. They both really appreciate that.

Aside from seeing people again and getting out and about, LP and Little Man have also had many PJ days, days at home and time playing on the Switch. The pandemic has given them a real love of down time and it’s something I know we’ll all be embracing moving forward.

So there you have LP and Little Man in May. They’re growing so fast and the years are zooming by but the one constant is their relationship. Best buddies as well as siblings. Long may it continue.


  • Donna Wishart

    Donna Wishart is married to Dave and they have two children, Athena (12) and Troy (11). They live in Surrey with their two cats, Fred and George. Once a Bank Manager, Donna has been writing about everything from family finance to days out, travel and her favourite recipes since 2012. Donna is happiest either exploring somewhere new, with her camera in her hand and family by her side or snuggled up with a cat on her lap, reading a book and enjoying a nice cup of tea. She firmly believes that tea and cake can fix most things.

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