Togetherness

One of my closest friends had her daughter 2 weeks after I had my son.  We have both been fascinated watching them grow up together , both becoming individuals but developing an incredible bond between them that even geography doesn’t seem to impact on.

As they have grown up the differences between them as  individuals  has become more apparent. However they are both completely accepting of each other – with no question & do not judge each other on any level.  Their educational development couldn’t be more different, my son struggles to sit still for more than 1 minute as a start, which brings lots of challenges, Boo however is very studious and clearly advanced in academia. My son is boisterous, loves the outdoors and all things sporty, Boo couldn’t be more girlie living in a wonderful world of princesses, pink and glitter.

Their togetherness was summed up for me in one moment that I was fortunate to witness a couple of weekends ago.  My son gets very upset about not being able to just read something, write something down etc  it really impacts negatively on his self confidence and subsequently he actively avoids any kind of situation where he might have to ask for help, particularly from his peers.  They were sat together in Boo’s Dads chair, both attempting to read a book. N got up from the chair, ran around the chair, sat back down again, several times – Boo just shuffled into his space and back out again without a murmur, N then asked (very  casually)  “What does this page say?” Without missing a beat, Boo read out the page to him. He shrugged said thank you and shuffled back down again.

They just get each other – that for me is togetherness.

Thank you again to http://www.stickyfingers1.blogspot.com/ for yet another inspired title.

PS unfortunately there is no update on my 24 hour post yet – very frustrating, but it is what it is!

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12 Responses to “Togetherness”

  1. Sarah of Catching the Magic Says:

    Awww, how gorgeous to read. I love that they ‘just get each other’. So many relationships between couples and siblings are like that – two characters that might be in stark contrast to one another, but with a deep understanding and acceptance for each other as a person too.

    I really loved reading your post and I hope their friendship continues to flourish through the years.

  2. Paula (QWERTY mum) Says:

    The unlikeliest friendships are always the most fulfilling. Long may they continue to share that special bond xx

  3. Nic's Notebook Says:

    Aww that is lovely – so glad they have such a nice bond!

  4. Karin @ Cafe Bebe Says:

    How precious! My daughter has a best friend as well. They’ve “known” each other since they were about 3 months old but are 3 days apart in age. They are the best of friends and the worst of enemies sometimes but I hope they will continue to be so for years to come. Lovely!

    Karin

  5. Jenny paulin @ mummy mishaps Says:

    What awonderful friendship they have, long may it continue

  6. Rachael Says:

    What a gorgeous little boy you have there!! I grew up very close to my cousin {also two weeks apart} but obviously as we grew older we did separate a bit, she now has a totally different life to be but it’s great that we can get together, sit down and chat like we’ve never been apart.

  7. Lindsay Heydon Says:

    That bond will stand them both in good stead for life to come. Wonderful.

  8. Emma Says:

    Hi Beki… thanks for your comment on my picture yesterday! Yes, is this winter ever going to end?? I love your picture too, they look like such good friends! Emma

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