Watching the boys

One of my most favourite things to do on holiday is to all sit about on the hunoungous hotel bed in the evenings and flick through the hotel TV and try to find a movie that’s on in English.  It’s the best time ever and probably sounds a bit sad in equal measure. After all, I could stick a telly on our bedroom wall at home and get a super King sized bed for us all to lounge about on.  There’s something a bit special about doing it on holiday though when everyone is relaxed, no-one has to get up for work and there’s no real bedtime.  

This time was no different except for the fact that we had Baby E with us for the first time too.  It was lovely watching the boys play together and bond a bit more with some sun thrown in as a lovely bonus.   Baby E started cooing and coming out with more sounds and most of them were reserved for his big brother.  Most conversations would go something like:
Baby E: “Gaga gaa goo gaa gaa” etc.

Little Z: “I really don’t understand what you’re saying.”

And so forth.  Little Z doesn’t quite understand that his baby brother needs an adequate amount of space and will flit between almost smothering him and completely ignoring him when he gets a bit bored.  Baby E, on the other hand, will try to drag himself about trying to follow his big brother and then screaming when his space is being invaded a bit too much. It’s interesting and a complete juggling act watching them and I think it’ll eventually morph into something that needs a bit of refereeing. 

I think things are going to get very interesting over the next month as Baby E is on the verge of crawling.  Z did it at eight months and I’m fully expecting something similar.  I think it may be time to start barricading things like the TV!


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30 thoughts on “Watching the boys”

  1. Our two boys were much the same, although the age gap between them is smaller (barely 2 years). The bonds that form now will never go away though.

  2. Bless them! Such a lovely picture. Hopefully once E is on the move and a bit more vocal they will become the best of friends.
    (I quite like sitting on a hotel bed watching TV too! It’s nice that you can just sit there and not rush off to empty the dishwasher or sort out the washing.)
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  3. Such a lovely photo, sibling love is adorable (just wait until they start fighting!!) I hope you enjoyed your holiday, it’s good to get away and relax.

  4. Gosh, it doesn’t feel that long ago I was reading about the first few weeks of you being a family of four! Where has the time gone? Your photo is gorgeous but I know what you mean about the need to be a referee at times… then you have the good times when you’re playing together and your heart just melts!

  5. Sounds like mine when they were younger! I am definitely still refereeing but it has got slightly better! I think that’s pretty much how it goes until they leave home! 🙂

  6. Ahh what a gorgeous photo! One of my favourite things is watching the little ones together, and seeing their relationships develop. Its such a precious time and you can see their friendships evolving too. xx

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