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An Ode To The Sibling Relationship

An Ode To The Sibling Relationship

Growing up (many moons ago now)  I was a horrible sister. That 2 year difference gave me the power to be as mean and bossy as I wanted! It didn’t help that my little sister was perfect, annoyingly, irritantingly perfect. In my mothers eyes she could do no wrong, and if I’m honest she probably never did any wrong.

And man I tried, I really, really tried to find any excuse to get her down to my mean little level.

But she was just too bloody nice.

My little brother somehow managed to escaped my tickle battles and constant jibes, luckily for him the extra years between us meant he never hit my radar.

Cousins and siblings are the focus of this weeks Living Arrows post and I'm contemplating the phrase is blood thicker than water

Which makes the fact my sister is now my best and closet friend even more bizarre and proof that blood can be thicker than water. She’s never once reminded me of how horrid I was, to her it’s all about the moment and how close we’ve grown throughout our adult years.

And what really makes me smile  is that our children are just as inseparable and adore each other’s company as much as we do. It’s more than I could’ve ever wished for, to see them locked in each others worlds, like the rest of the world ceases to exist is the most heart warming sight to see.

No matter how long or how far the distance and time is between them, they simply pick up from where they left off like it was only yesterday when they were sat on the beach, throwing pebbles in the sea. So this week’s Living Arrows photo (I know I’ve missed a few!) and Ordinary Moments is an ode to siblings and cousins, making happy memories and enjoying an ordinary childhood.


Cousins and siblings are the focus of this weeks Living Arrows post



  1. 24th July 2016 / 5:40 pm

    It’s so true we just forgive and forget when it comes to siblings. I was the youngest and I had my brother wrapped around my little finger, getting him to do anything and getting him into trouble. But, he never stopped doing it! The sibling relationship is such a special bond and one to treasure x #theordinarymoments

    • 24th July 2016 / 10:08 pm

      I do hope my boys grow up to have the same relationship my siblings and I do, as like you say, we grow up to forgive and forget.

  2. 25th July 2016 / 3:13 pm

    We always forgive and forget when it comes to siblings, as the oldest of 4, I always argued with my other three and now we get on better than ever as we have grown up x

  3. 25th July 2016 / 11:22 pm

    Aw, that;s so sweet that you are such good friends with your sister now. My daughter is an only child but my husband is like a child so they can be pals, haha.

    • 27th July 2016 / 11:27 pm

      that’s so sweet to hear, as long as she has someone to play with that’s all they need

  4. 26th July 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Funny that it was the other way around for us. I was the meanest evil little sister and up to this day I can still remember some of those terrible and foolish things I have done to her. We have an 11-year age gap but that didn’t stop us from growing close either. If I will be lucky, I wish to meet a boy version of my sister whom I can fool around any time. I don’t say it to her that much but I love her to bits and I’ll always have her back no matter what!

  5. Kerry Norris
    28th July 2016 / 6:07 am

    I always wanted a sibling when I was younger but didn’t get one until I was 13. As you can imagine we have a different relationship rather than a very close one. I’m glad my girls are closer. Just hope Eva becomes more keen on her when she’s gets older lol x

  6. 28th July 2016 / 9:49 pm

    Aw this is such a lovely post and made me feel all sentimental. And so true. There is ten years between me and my own sister so growing up we didn’t have much to do with each other but now we are the best of friends. I hope my girls and son grow up to be close too. x

  7. 2nd August 2016 / 11:48 am

    I really needed to read this. There’s 2 years between my girls and the oldest does have the potential to be quite mean. When they are apart though, they miss each other terribly.

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