I took this month’s Siblings photos when the children were on their first Bigjigs Play Patrol Mission. They were in their uniforms, playing with their new Bigjigs toys and for once occupying the same space, content in their togetherness.
I have not seen the children sit so close together, playing happily before. Usually LP is telling Little Man to stay away from her toys and occasionally lashing out to try and express herself. Little Man just stares at her, confused, unsure what is happening or what will happen next. This time though, the children were happy. Happy and playing with each other’s toys!
Eventually though, LP didn’t want her brother so close any more, she said the familiar “Get away from me” and the moment was gone. I am so glad to have got that one moment of happy togetherness on camera as I am sure it’s the beginning of something, the start of them playing together and sharing toys. I know as time goes on their age gap will become less apparent. When Little Man is three and LP is nearly five they will play easily, both being able to run, talk, laugh. For now though, whilst Little Man can’t walk and can’t express himself it’s more difficult for our siblings to play together. This month’s photos are symbolic of the future that is yet to be.