It’s been a fair few months since Rory became mobile. Yet looking back over my Siblings project posts, I realised that I haven’t yet featured a photo that depicts this change in their interaction now that both boys are on the move.
It hasn’t been the easiest task to get a ‘good’ photo of the riotous chase game they play together during that hyper hour in between dinner and bed. Nor has it proved straightforward to get a shot of the ‘throw all the cushions off the sofa and roll around on them on the floor’ game that has a habit of occurring mid-afternoon. And I keep forgetting to have my SLR at the ready first thing in the morning when they play their ‘jump around on the bed’ game.
In the last month or two, there has been an even more recent development. Rory is now standing, quite confidently, on his own – which has had the pretty momentous effect of putting Rory and Arlo on an even playing field.
The change in their play has not gone unnoticed. It’s the beginnings of real games, where they both play an active part and they both take something from it. Rory engages Arlo, and Arlo engages Rory.
A younger brother embracing his independence and his closeness to his older counterpart, and a big brother delighted in introducing Rory to his friends as he stands alongside them, on equal footing.
I see the beginnings of the age-gap shrinking away as they get older. I see brothers, standing together.
This month I’m sending you to see Katie and family over at Mummy Daddy Me. She’ll be sharing a photo of her children from this month, and sending you along to visit someone else. You can follow the circle around to see what all the hosts have been up to.
Have you taken a sibling photo this month? Link it up below!