Together {The Ordinary Moments}

LP was 20 months old when her Brother was born and at first she didn’t really understand what was going on – There was this new person in our lives, that much she understood.

Over the last 11 months LP has spent time getting to know her Brother, watching him grow and gradually letting him into her space, play with her toys and even, on occasions, share her food. There have been times where she has been jealous of him, wanted cuddles at times when Little Man needed me or tried to take his toys when he was playing happily with them. It’s been a huge learning curve for LP to have nearly 2 years of us to herself and then to have to share her life with someone new but she has managed amazingly and we are so proud of her.

Together - The Ordinary Moments

Now none of us can remember a time before Little Man. It feels, especially to LP, like he has always been here. Seeing LP and LM together is so natural, watching them co-exist happily, sharing toys, sharing food. It feels like they have always been together and to them, at least, they always have.

Together - The Ordinary Moments

Little Man chases after his Sister with the fastest crawl you have ever seen, he kicks his legs in excitement when he sees her and squeals when trying to talk to her. LP gives her Brother cuddles most days now, unprompted, and kisses his face. She also continues to do something that she started when he was born – patting his head affectionately.

Together - The Ordinary Moments

Seeing LP and LM together makes me heart swell. Our family is complete and they will always have each other. I love seeing their relationship develop and their obvious love for one another grow day by day.

Together - The Ordinary Moments

The Dalai Lama once said “We all have to live together, so we might as well live together happily.” LP knows now that her Brother is here to stay and it’s great being able to watch her and her Brother live together happily, play with each other and ultimately love each other. 


  • 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.

Similar Posts


  1. Ahh this is lovely and a little bit like my Ordinary Moment today 🙂 Our sibling experience has not been nearly as smooth but it is an absolute joy to see my boys at last forming a caring relationship. Love the jimmi jams x

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *