Besties forever.

From the moment that Megan was born and joined a fifteen month old Eva, their roles as Big sister and Little Sister were very much set in stone. Both of them accepted these roles, and conformed to them in a way that saw Eva very much “The Boss” of the two and Megan, a compliant, adoring little sister. As time has passed I have found it  interesting to see how the roles have evolved, and now, as Megan approaches her third birthday and with Eva just four, it feels that in many ways, the roles have completely reversed.

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With the closure of Megan’s nursery last week, she has now joined Eva at the pre-school where they are both attending for fifteen hours each week. The girls were super excited to be at the same nursery with Eva promising to look after Megan, introduce her to all of her friends, and show her all of the exciting things that they could do there. “I hope that the teachers know which one is me and which one is Meggy!” Eva worried, “Make sure that you tell them before we go in!”. And I smiled to myself, amused at how the two of them see each other, a mirror image, completely unaware of their differences both in appearance and in nature.

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So on Monday when I collected them from their first day back, I was surprised by how subdued Eva was on the walk home, so very different from the excited squeals when I had dropped them there that morning. “What’s wrong, baby?” I asked her, as she snuggled up on my knee that night, “Did something happen at nursery?”

“Meggy wouldn’t play with me,” Eva whimpered, her eyes brimming with tears, “She only wanted to play with Lucy.”

On hearing her name Megan dragged her eyes away from ‘In the night garden’ and glanced over at us, “Eva, I play with Lucy!” she said, a serious look on her face, “Lucy is my best friend!”

At that point Eva threw back her head and cried, clinging to me as she sobbed dramatically against my chest. And I felt a lump rise in my throat, torn between feeling so proud of Megan and the way in which she was finally forging friendships, gaining her independence and developing her much needed social skills, but at the same time my heart was breaking for Eva, who sat there whimpering, feeling as though she was losing her little sister, that her Meggy was no longer her best friend.

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Because Megan was always very much the one who needed Eva, who fought for her affection and idolised her as they grew. Megan really struggled with so many aspects of life, with new places, new people, and her fear of just about everything. She had learned to draw strength from Eva, to use Eva as her voice when she chose not to speak, to hide behind her, to ride on the wave of her successes and follow suite with her own choices. And yet somehow, in the blink of an eye, she has changed unrecognisably, finally gaining her confidence and with that her independence. No longer are they simply Eva and Meggy, they have both developed and grown, been given the opportunity to make their own friends, and ultimately discovered a life that does not always necessarily involve each other.

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And for Eva, although she has made some lovely friendships of her own, she really struggles with the fact that Megan no longer depends on her in the same way. Far more jealous by nature, I think that Eva quite enjoyed having Megan rely so heavily on her and thrived under the title of ‘Big Sister’, and all that came with it. Every morning she took great pride in preparing Megan’s cereal, in carefully pouring her milk, fetching her spoon, all the while telling her, “I’ll do this Megan, I’m the big sister!”. And yet now, I notice more and more the way in which Megan wants to do those things for herself, how she pushes Eva away when she tries to help her, unaware of the dejected look on her sisters face. I see how Eva now fights for Megans affection, seeking her out for a kiss or a cuddle, the constant need for reassurance that she is still Meggy’s favourite, that their bond as sisters is still just as strong as it once was.

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There was a time when Megan would have done just about anything for Eva. She would give up her toys, the prime spot on the couch, share her biscuit, her chocolate bar, anything to win her affection. These days Megan is no pushover, she no longer gives in to Eva’s constant demands or panders to her every need. She will push Eva away when she wants to be left alone, scream at her to stop talking when she wants some peace and quiet, and will think nothing of giving her whack if she tries to get her own way. And it’s difficult at times to watch them argue and fight, but equally I think that it’s important to let them battle it out between themselves, to allow them to try to find a happy medium, to negotiate a relationship that sees them more as equals rather than the Big Sister and Little Sister.

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Because Megan is no longer the timid, frightened little sister that she once was. Soon to be three, she is opinonated, fiery and out right bad tempered at times. There are days when she tires of Evas hugs and kisses, when she doesn’t want to play the games that Eva chooses, nor do what Eva tells her. And Eva struggles to understand why their roles have now changed, why Megan is suddenly standing up to her, why all of a sudden she has the confidence to do her own thing, to leave her side and pave her own way, even if that means leaving her behind.

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And yet on Monday, when Eva sat, still crying noisily, on my knee, it did not surprise me when Meggy looked over at Eva and her face crumpled with surprise, “What’s wrong Eva?” she asked, coming over to sit beside her sister.

“You didn’t play with me!” Eva spat out, resentfully, refusing to meet her sisters eyes.

“Eva, dry your eyes,” Megan told her, “You’re still my big sister, okay?”. And, as Eva allowed Megan to throw her arms around her and squeeze her tight, I blinked back the tears in my eyes, the innocence of my beautiful girls bringing a lump to my throat.

“Are we still best friends?” Eva asked, her lip quivering as she awaited the response.

“Yes Eva, forever and ever and ever!” Megan assured her, and I brushed away my own tears as the girls planted kisses on each others cheeks, their heads together, their bodies interlocked and they settled down to watch the television, safe in the knowledge that their friendship was still as strong as ever.

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For there are going to be times like this as they grow, so many that I am sure I will lose count, when Eva starts primary school, goes to  high school, to college, to university, and leaves her sister behind. There will be times when one, or both, will make new friends who they would rather spend their time with, when they discover boyfriends and no longer have time for their sister. When they move away, when they marry, when they have families of their own to look after, there is so much more ahead of them than ‘just’ each other.

And I will always continue to encourage my girls to be their own person, to have their own friendship, their own personalities and interests. I will encourage them to be just Eva, and just Megan, to be sisters that are equal, that come together as well as apart. But I will continue to support their bond as sisters, building the foundations for the most beautiful of friendships, and I am confident that regardless of how many friends come in and out of their life, there will never be a friend quite like a sister. Eva and Meggy, besties forever.

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121 Comments

  1. Rosie
    April 29, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Gorgeous post! Two super special littlest. 💕

    • April 29, 2016 / 7:19 pm

      They really are!! I just wish they would get to sleep! Ha! xx

  2. April 29, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Oh God, I can’t take the cuteness of these two – how do you handle it?! 🙂 This is lovely for them to have to look back at when they are older x #PicnMix

    • April 29, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Ahh thank you. Some days I am overwhelmed by the cuteness, others I can’t see past the constant screeching!! Thank you for reading!! Xx

  3. April 29, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    Your daughters are beautiful! I know, I’ve said that already, but they really are 🙂 They look like twins actually. My heart goes out to Megan, but you’re right, they will always be best friends no matter what, especially when they are older. x

    • April 29, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Thank you so much! Everyone assumes they are twins, Megan is big for her age, they are the same size clothes and shoes! They have such a special bond, it’s just very hard for them to figure out where others fit into that when they are still so young! xx

  4. April 29, 2016 / 9:39 pm

    They are adorable together. What beautiful girls you have and how lovely they are to each other. My girls are 24 months apart and I can see the roles starting to reverse as my youngest is getting older and more independent. A lovely post. x #picknmix

    • April 30, 2016 / 9:28 am

      Thank you! I think Megan is most definitely the dominant one in the relationship, there’s always one isn’t there? They absolutely adore eachother, most of the time, and it’s so lovely to watch them grow. There’s something very special about the relationship between sisters isn’t there? Xx

  5. April 29, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Absolutely, completely adorable. How wonderful it will be to watch these two gorgeous girls grow up together! You’re making me want another baby!! 🙂 #FabFridayPost

    • April 30, 2016 / 9:26 am

      Thank you! It’s such an honour to watch them grow. I always wanted a sister, I envy them their relationship, the best friend they could ever hope for. Fingers crossed that they stay this way always. Xx

  6. April 30, 2016 / 12:46 am

    Beautiful girls and wonderful post, I have tears in my eyes..#PickNMix

    • April 30, 2016 / 9:21 am

      Ahh thank you so much! Xx

  7. April 30, 2016 / 1:04 am

    Aww, so beautiful! I hope they always stay best friends.

  8. April 30, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Ur girls are so sweet together they look so alike too.

    • April 30, 2016 / 9:15 am

      Thank you, everyone assumes they are twins! Xx

  9. April 30, 2016 / 8:19 am

    Oh bless her. Thankfully I never had two at nursery school together so this didn’t happen but they do squabble over friends occasionally

    • April 30, 2016 / 9:15 am

      Their little brother will be joining them in September, just to add to the drama!! Thanks for reading! Xx

  10. April 30, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    cute pics. I’m sure there will be more days like this as their little social circles expand, but how wonderful to always have somebody there to back you up and be there for you

    • April 30, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you. Yes you’re right, it will happen time and time over, I’m not looking forward to the teenage years that’s for sure!! xx

  11. April 30, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    I adore this post, it is just so beautiful and they are just adorable x

  12. luvingthislife
    April 30, 2016 / 3:55 pm

    You know the saying “a photo is worth a thousand words”? It couldn’t be more true here. You can see the love they have for each other. 🙂 BTW they couldn’t be any cuter either!

    • April 30, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Aww thank you, I am so proud of them, they really are super cute even though I am totally biased!! xx

  13. April 30, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    Aw they look like twins! I love it when other moms dress their kids up in matching outfits. I myself have never been very good at the coordinating look – clothes that aren’t pyjamas is the best I can do! Lol!
    #PoCoLo
    Tori
    http://www.themamanurse.com

    • April 30, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      I am very guilty of matching clothes, mainly because they wear the same size clothes and the same size shoes, so it’s way easier to just buy two of everything!! Thanks for reading! xx

  14. April 30, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    Awww you have such beautiful daughters! It is wonderful that they are finding their independence from each other, even if it can be a little difficult at first.

    • April 30, 2016 / 6:19 pm

      Absolutely. I worried about them being too dependent on eachother, especially with Eva starting school this year, but they are finding their feet and growing in confidence, it all comes with age doesn’t it? Xx

  15. April 30, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    Oh this was adorable and heartbreaking. I have two girls and it is lovely to see their close bond but at times it can be difficult when the youngest strives for her independance away. Fab post as always 🙂 #fortheloveofBLOG

    • May 1, 2016 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you, girls are so different than boys aren’t they? Girls are much more jealous and possessive of their friendships and equally their sisters, Eva is very put out by Meggy having other friends but I’m sure she will come to terms with it!! Xx

    • May 1, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Thank you! I realised when I linked it that it isn’t even funny, I’m so sorry I wasn’t thinking straight!! Xx

  16. April 30, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I think it is wonderful that Megan is developing her own personality but at the same time it made my heart melt when she told Eva they would still be best friends!

    • May 1, 2016 / 12:20 pm

      I agree, I love that he is finding her independence and confidence, I worried about her for such a long time. I’m sure they will find new roles within their relationship, most likely with Megan as the boss!!! Xx

  17. May 1, 2016 / 5:43 am

    Oh I almost welled up reading this! What a beautiful story! ❤️ Xxx

    • May 1, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      It’s lovely when they are close isn’t it? I’m sure they will have many of the same friends as they grow and hopefully, always eachother! Xx

  18. May 1, 2016 / 12:12 pm

    It sounds like they’ve both learnt a very valuable lesson! They’re gorgeous and look more like twins than 15 month apart! #justanotherlinky

    • May 1, 2016 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you! Megan is big for her age I think? She’s in the same size clothes as Eva and same shoe size too! Xx

  19. May 1, 2016 / 1:13 pm

    Aw, they’re such cuties! Beautiful post too – it’s such a big thing, those first little steps to independence! x

    • May 1, 2016 / 1:15 pm

      Thank you! They’re double trouble!! Growing up way too fast! Xx

    • May 1, 2016 / 2:02 pm

      Thank you! Yes absolutely. They are so alike and yet could not be any more different!! xx

  20. Fuss Free Helen
    May 1, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    They are so adoarable. It makes me quite sad that I am a only.

    • May 1, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Aww I longed for a sister growing up, I got stuck with a brother who I barely speak to! xx

  21. May 1, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Gosh, I got a lump in my throat reading that. What a lovely, lovely read that was and the photos of your beautiful daughters together are so precious. I have a 9 and a 13 year old and the eldest likes to mother and the youngest is fiercely independent sometimes. But they do love each other so much. There have been times when youngest has hurt herself and oldest has burst into tears too.

    I have a younger sister and as the years have gone on I realise how blessed I am to have her in my life. She knows me so well and understands me. She knows my flaws and faults but loves me anyway. I’ve laughed with her and cried with her…My beautiful, beautiful sister and friend

    Thanks for sharing.

    #KCACOLS

    • May 1, 2016 / 3:32 pm

      Oh wow I envy you the relationship with your sister, they do say that there is no better friend than a sister don’t they? I longed for one growing up, there are days I still miss the sister I never had, and I am so glad that my girls have eachother. It’s funny how their relationships change as they grow, I just hope that they remain as close as they are right now! xx

  22. May 1, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Aww.. This is an absolutely beautiful post. Their sisterly bond is so strong and nothing and pull them apart. I have to admit – they are such a great little examples – they have totally made me cried! Happy trears of course! Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx

    • May 1, 2016 / 3:31 pm

      Aww bless you! Thank you as always for hosting, and your lovely comments. xx

  23. May 1, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    Ah this is gorgeous! Sisters are so special…well I’m sure brothers are too but I only have experience as a sister. They do look so similar, I’m not surprised people sometimes ask if they’re twins. It can be hard to share that special person with other people but it sounds like they’ll be friends as well as sisters forever #KCACOLS

    • May 1, 2016 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you! I also have two boys and while their relationship is equally lovely, there is ten years between the boys as opposed to the 15 months between the girls and I do think that it makes a big difference. Plus girls are very much like that aren’t they? Boys have a whole host of best mates, but for girls, they have their best friend and feel very protective of that!! Xx

  24. May 1, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Oh my goodness, your photos are wonderful, what lovely little girls. And how nice that they are forging a bond that will last a lifetime, that is so precious and beautiful. x#KCACOLS

    • May 1, 2016 / 7:51 pm

      Thank you! It’s lovely to think that they will always have eachother. 💗xx

  25. min1980
    May 1, 2016 / 8:35 pm

    Aww the pics are so cute-love their matching outfits-and just a lovely read. I SO want another baby! I was just imagining how Piglet might react to a sibling today, but I guess it will remain a pipe dream. Thanks for linking up with #FabFridayPost

    • May 1, 2016 / 9:17 pm

      Ahh thank you. Don’t give up hope of another baby. I thought that I would never have another after Joseph died and my marriage ended. Then along came Gaz and within three years we had three more babies, life can throw you a complete curve ball when you least expect it. Xxx

  26. May 2, 2016 / 8:14 am

    Oh, your girls are just too lovely! It’s really lovely to see the closeness the small age gap has brought, but I suppose it’s inevitable that it brings many moments like this as they start to become more independent too. I’m so impressed at how maturely they resolved it though – you have two very grown up little girls! There really is nothing like a friendship with a sister. #KCACOLS

    • May 2, 2016 / 10:09 am

      Me too! For all of Megans difficulties, she is SO intuitive and kind (when she wants to be!) and hates to see anyone cry. I hope they continue to stay as close as they are now, the teenage years will be the true test!! Xx

  27. May 2, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Oh this made me really tearful … such beautiful innocence from Megan to Eva about how she was her big sister still … i’m in bits … just beautiful! Your girls are truly adorable and those photos are just stunning. A really gorgeous post to read #bigpinklink

    • May 2, 2016 / 11:07 am

      Aww thank you so much! I was the same, felt my heart breaking for Eva, it’s hard work being so small!! Thanks for reading. Xx

  28. May 2, 2016 / 10:51 am

    Oh this is such a beautiful post… The bond between my boys is very strong too and it is so heart warming to watch sometimes… I hope they continue to love and support each other into the future… A lively post 🌸

    • May 2, 2016 / 11:07 am

      Thank you! It’s the most we can hope for as parents isn’t it? That our children grow up to love and care for eachother, and hopefully be the best of friends. Xx

  29. May 2, 2016 / 11:51 am

    They are adorable, it must be lovely seeing them develop their own personalities. I’m sure they will find their happy medium and be best friends for the rest of their lives whilst still having their separate times x

    • May 2, 2016 / 11:55 am

      Thank you. I think you’re right, it’s just about growing to understand that whilst they have other friendships, they will always have their special bond as sisters. I think that will come with age. Thanks for reading. Xx

  30. May 2, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Hi Laura, there is no mistaking that Eva and Megan are sisters, they look so a like! The balance is definitely changing as Megan is gaining confidence and you are right to let them sort it out and find the balance themselves. Their relationship is bound to change as they grow, but they will always be sisters and hopefully best friends too.

    xx

    • May 2, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Don’t they just! Everyone assumes they are twins and I do understand why! They are so different as people though, Megan is definitely the boss these days!! Thank you for reading! Xxx

  31. May 2, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Aw bless them, they are so beautiful! My cousin and I are only 4 months apart and we were quite like this when we were younger and still best friends to this day. It will be so lovely seeing how the relationship keeps changing when they grow up. I’m so jealous though, I wish I had a sister, I have only child syndrome ha x

    • May 2, 2016 / 1:03 pm

      Aww that’s so lovely you have a cousin so close! I’m jealous too, I was desperate for a sister and instead got a brother who I wasn’t, and still aren’t, close close to. I sometimes feel sorry for Harry as the girls are SO close, I’m hoping they don’t leave him out as they grow! Thanks for reading! Xx

  32. May 2, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Ahh that made me feel all emotional!! I can relate to this because my Eva is coming up for 3 and becoming fiercely independent, stepping out of her older sister ‘s shadow. Being the eldest of 3 girls myself, with 18 months between us, I know how strong the bond between sisters, particularly so close in age can be. Your girls along with mine will be friends forever! #Bigpinklink x

    • May 2, 2016 / 1:42 pm

      Aww that’s lovely to hear!! I am so jealous of you having two sisters, I was desperate for even one!! I love that my girls have each other, even though they are so close to their brothers, the bond as sisters is so special isn’t it? Thank you for reading! xx

  33. fairyqueen
    May 2, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Oh my goodness these two are super cute:) lovely tale of their journey together:)

    mainy – myrealfairy

    #KCACOLS

  34. May 3, 2016 / 7:51 am

    Oh my goodness they are just too beautiful!!!!! I won’t say ‘you must be proud,’ because there is no doubt that these gorgeous girls must make your heart soar every day!! What a lovely post, documenting the changes you are seeing in their relationship. It sounds like they have an amazing bond, despite the incident at preschool. The being best friends ‘for ever and ever’ made me leak a few tears… Even when they do go to university/get married etc, it sounds like they will always be best friends, through all of that. My boys have the same age gap, but from the day we bought the littlest home, the eldest has appeared to loathe his very presence… They do nothing together, fight constantly, and have absolutely no relationship at all. I was hoping for something similar between them to what your girls have! Maybe (dare I say it,) it’s a boys/girls difference? Girls are a lot more nurturing, and seem to forge close friendship groups a lot sooner than boys. I’m keeping my fingers crossed anyway!! It was so lovely to read this gorgeous post, thanks for sharing with #bigpinklink

    • May 3, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Aww bless your boys!! I do think it’s true about a boy/girl thing, girls really are so much more nurturing and make closer friendships. My eldest son is 12 and my youngest son almost 2 and they are close as in they love and care for eachother, but right now they don’t have that friendship like the girls have, although that may be an age thing too. There is 12 months between Megan and our youngest son, Harry so in that way you would expect them to be super close but their bond is still very different to that of she and Eva. I do think it’s a sister thing, I never had a sister but I imagine it to be a very special bond for the majority? I’m sure in time your boys will find a relationship that works for them, in the meantime, good luck!! Xxx

  35. May 3, 2016 / 8:12 am

    Oh, I think this just broke my heart a little bit – bless your two girls!!! How adorable. I always, always wanted a sister and although I love my little brothers dearly, I definitely didn’t have the bond with them that your girls have! I just want to scoop this adorable pair up and give them huge snuggles. What a proud mamma you must be!

    • May 3, 2016 / 1:32 pm

      Thank you! I am super proud, and super jealous as I too wanted a sister and didn’t have one! Xx

  36. May 3, 2016 / 10:33 am

    Oh my goodness, they are so adorable and I actually thought they could be twins! I would have loved a sister, sadly I wasn’t blessed to have one.

    • May 3, 2016 / 1:31 pm

      Me too! I got stuck with a brother instead, would have gladly traded him in for a sister!! Xx

  37. May 3, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    This reminds me of my relationship with my older sister. We have 22 months between us but for the first part of our childhood everyone thought we were twins. We looked and acted like twins but actually we are like chalk and cheese in our personalities. In a similar way to your girls, I, as the younger sister am more fiery and independent whereas my older sister is softer and more introverted. We have always remained unbreakably close though so I am sure that your girls will also always have that bond too. It’s a very special bond when your sister is your best friend – they are lucky little girls! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely post with us on our first week of #fortheloveofBLOG – I hope you can join us again next Saturday x

    • May 4, 2016 / 7:42 pm

      Aww this is lovely to think that my girls could still have this bond into adulthood, I truly hope so. I longed for a sister for all of these reasons, but I was stuck with a brother who in all honesty, isn’t somebody I am particularly close to! Thank you for hosting, I shall see you again this weekend for sure! xx

  38. May 3, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    What a lovely relationship they have – and how sweetly Megan dealt with Ava’s upset. What a pleasure it was to read, too.
    x Alice
    #fartglitter

    • May 4, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you Alice, Megan is such a sweetie! xx

  39. twotinyhands
    May 3, 2016 / 8:56 pm

    Beautiful. They will fight from time to time but hopefully will always be besties. Wipe your tears mummy, you’ll have plenty of these moments ❤️ #kcacols

    • May 4, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Thank you, you’re so right, lots of lovely moments to come! Best stock up on tissues! xx

  40. May 3, 2016 / 11:13 pm

    Aw, bless them. I guess its all part of growing up. I hope they stay close. My brother and I bickered crazily when we were little but are good friends now.

    #fartglitter

    • May 4, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      I’m sure they will, they are joined at the hip most of the time!! xx

  41. May 5, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Photos are absolutely adorable! Hopefully they always stay as close as they are now

  42. May 5, 2016 / 11:21 am

    This is such a lovely post. It’s great that they have each other and will grow up sharing their adventures and memories. I nearly shed a tear with you when you described their conversation. Heartbreakingly beautiful and your pictures are stunning! Thanks for sharing with #passthesauce x

    • May 5, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      Aww thank you! They have me in tears all the time, mainly happy tears, sometimes tears of despair when they won’t stop arguing!! Thanks for hosting! Xx

  43. May 5, 2016 / 7:52 pm

    aww they are so cute and they loom so similar, like twins. It sounds like they have a lovely relationship together. Thanks for linking to #picknmix

    • May 5, 2016 / 9:10 pm

      Thank you. Everyone thinks they are twins, not helped by me dressing them the same!! 😳xx

  44. May 5, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    I love how close they are and they look so much alike! My girls are complete opposite. You wouldn’t know they were sisters because they look nothing alike. My son and older daughter get asked a lot if they are twins though. My youngest daughter looks like none of us and if I wasn’t with her every moment from the time she came out of my belly I would swear she was switched at birth. Love all your pictures and the besties tshirts are ADORABLE. I am sure they will grow to have differences but that sister bond will never be broken. Just hope that they don’t have the same taste in “boyfriends”. Thanks for linking up with #momsterslink. As always.

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      They are SO alike aren’t they? It’s crazy! They look nothing like me though, after all we go through and these kids cant even resemble us in the slightest?! Oh I hope they don’t have the same taste in boys too, god help me if they do!!!! xx

      • May 11, 2016 / 2:08 am

        I think they look like you! Do they look like you when you were their age? My 5 year old is the spitting image of me at her age. She is ALL me. Probably why she gives me the most gray hairs lol.

        • May 12, 2016 / 8:50 pm

          Do you?! Oh gosh no I don’t see it at all!! My girls are so like their daddy with their blonde hair and blue eyes where as I am so dark, brown eyes, dark skin. My boys are all me though, Mamas boys!! And how funny, there’s one in every family!! xx

  45. May 6, 2016 / 8:40 am

    Love this post – how special their friendship is. They are so gorgeous and look so alike too, I almost thought they might be twins. I have a sister but she is 6 years older and I am always a little envious of my friends with sisters close in age, it will be a bond that they’ll share forever. Beautiful pictures too, really enjoyed reading this x #passthesauce

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you! Everyone assumes they are twins, not helped by me dressing them so alike! I am envious of my friends with sisters also, I would have loved to grow up with my best friend, it’s a very special gift! xx

  46. May 6, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    Oh such a lovely post Laura!! It really captivated me. I couldn’t stop reading it. Your writing skills are amazing. You should write a novel. I love how your little girls are changing roles. It is so interesting to see how the little one is now more independent. My daughters have a 4 year gap which is a lot. The youngest is only 20 months old and she loves her big sister. She is always wondering where her big sister is. But at the same time she has a strong personality and she is very social and love exploring new things. I love seeing them bonding and enjoying each other’s company!! It reminds me when I was little and enjoyed being around my older sisters. Lovely times! 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing this lovely post at #KCACOLS. It is always a pleasure to have you. Hope to see you again on Sunday, 🙂 xx

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Aww thank you! And funnily enough I just started to write a novel last month, just hard to find the time to dedicate to it!
      Ahh that’s lovely that your girls have such a lovely bond too, there’s something very special about sisters that’s for sure! xx

  47. Morgan Prince
    May 6, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Another lovely post Laura! A sisterly bond is one that will never break, I know, I have two sisters! They will grow apart, but they will also know that no matter what, their sister will be there for them when needed. 🙂 Loved this post.
    Thanks for linking to #PoCoLo

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you! You’re so lucky having two sisters, I was never lucky enough to even have one! Just a brother who I am not close to in the slightest! xx

  48. May 6, 2016 / 6:38 pm

    Oh my goodness what a gorgeous post! Total and utter feel good factor and such adorable pics! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely x

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Ahh thank you, they make me smile every single day! xx

  49. Tracey @ One Frazzled Mum
    May 6, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    This is beautiful, I love how she loves her so much she is scared of losing her. You expressed this so beautifully too I have no doubt they will be besties forever and learn to adapt to each other as they grow #kcacols

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you, I really hope so! xx

  50. May 6, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Sounds like they have the best relationship and so beautiful to have a friend for life! My boys fight but love each other fiercely. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:39 pm

      Yep, mine too, killing eachother one minute, kissing eachother the next. That’s siblings for you! xx

  51. May 8, 2016 / 5:41 pm

    What a beautiful and special bond your little girls have. Its wonderful to read and hear just how much they love and adore each other. It must be so lovely to watch them together. I hope it continues to grow and grow over the years, and even though their paths may seperate as they get older and go on their own adventures and forge their own lives as adults, they’ll always come back to and have each other. Thanks for sharing this on #MarvMondays 🙂 Emily x

  52. May 8, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    My goodness, this is just darling! I absolutely love your photos and that one of their matching hair is too cute! There really is nothing better for a mama than to see the sibling love. Thank you so much for joining in with us over on our first #saturdaysiblings! H x

    • May 8, 2016 / 8:37 pm

      Aww thank you, I am so jealous of their bond. My own sibling and I were not, and are not, close at all! xx

  53. May 8, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    Your pictures are just breathtaking! I can’t wait to see more and so hope you will join us for more #SaturdaySiblings in the future. Their bond shines through in every shot – it’s truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • May 8, 2016 / 9:07 pm

      Thank you! I will be back on Saturday for sure, such a lovely idea! Xx

  54. May 10, 2016 / 10:46 am

    Ahh they are both so so adorable and sweet. This almost made me tear up. I would have loved to give MM a little sister (still would) I bet they will be inseparable for life for sure. Close sisters like this is rare but so beautiful in age and in love. I bet you get asked if they are twins all the time. I get it even with 22 months between my two. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me. I have enjoyed reading your blog posts and so grateful for you linking up. I hope you will continue to link up in the next few weeks as I had the reins over to the new Share With Me hostess and continue long after linking up with her too. #sharewithme

    • May 10, 2016 / 3:31 pm

      Ahh thank you. Yes, every single day someone says, “Ahh twins!!” and every day I have to say, no, just 15 months between them. I even have some people ask me, “Are you SURE they aren’t twins??” as though I may have forgotten!! It’s lovely to see their bond but equally lovely to see their bonds with their brothers.
      Oh I didn’t realise that you are leaving the linkie!! I have loved linking up with you and shall definitely continue!! xx

  55. May 12, 2016 / 5:34 am

    What a lovely post, had me in tears. I really hope they keep this closeness all through their lives but at the same time gain their independence. Love their tops in the last photos #SaturdaySiblings

    • May 12, 2016 / 8:42 pm

      Aww thank you. Those T shirts are fab aren’t they? I got them from Next, they were made for my girls! xx

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