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Siblings – March 2018

I love having what most people see as a ‘large’ family. My house is always full of noise, joy and everything about our life is loud and full of colour. I grew up with siblings too, and I loved it. A slightly disorganised but lively lifestyle suits me perfectly. I couldn’t imagine a quiet, subdued life, even if that meant more disposable income, more sleep or less worries.

Although I write about my children regularly, I don’t usually focus on them as siblings. Here is what mostly defines the way my four (aged 3, 5, 7 and 9) interact with each other at the moment:

  • Playful
  • Silly

  • Laughing
  • Always joking
  • Banter

  • Team work

  • Strong bond

  • Cuddles galore

  • Bickering for the smallest of things

  • Best of friends for hours then worst enemies in the blink of an eye
  • One minute, they share beautifully and the next, one of them is screaming about ownership
  • Like most siblings, they have a love-hate relationship. It’s mostly love, thank goodness, but when they’re angry with each other, they are ANGRY!
  • Arguments generally revolve around sunglasses, Shopkins, onesies and teddies
  • After school, they hug like they haven’t seen each other in months and the next second, they’re at each other’s throat

That’s what life is like when you’re one of four children: unpredictable, full of laughter, arguments and compromises.

For everyone asking, I bought the children’s number T-shirts from HALT Print.


  1. 19/03/2018 / 12:05 am

    Love your children, still only met two in person, can’t wait to meet them all xxx

    • Mel
      19/03/2018 / 12:11 am

      We’ll have to get together with all our children! It would be fun 🙂 Pretty sure our boys would get on like a house on fire x

  2. 21/03/2018 / 8:20 am

    I grew up with siblings, but they were much older than me and I have lots of memories of being jealous that I was never old enough to join them on stuff (they were much closer in age). As a Mum with only one child though, I wish I could have had more, but it was not to be. I feel for Miss GF sometimes as I think she has a very different perspective as an only child. In Primary School, we worked hard to ensure she was with a child-minder who had a large and busy household, but at Secondary school, things have become much more singular! Tough one! x

    • Mel
      21/03/2018 / 11:15 pm

      It was the opposite for me. I was the eldest and my 3 brothers were much younger than me 🙂

  3. 24/03/2018 / 9:28 pm

    I think if I had started earlier, I would have gone on to have 4. I adore the sibling relationship, its so different to any other. We have the big after school reunion too x

    • Mel
      10/04/2018 / 9:04 pm

      Me too, I just love seeing them together and how easy it is for them to make friends anywhere and everywhere. I think having siblings really teaches them how to be sociable.

    • Mel
      10/04/2018 / 9:04 pm

      They do get on like a house on fire most of the time 🙂

  4. 13/10/2018 / 8:49 pm

    This is so cute. I do like the idea of Jasmine having a sibling just not the pregnancy part! They are gorgeous!

    • Mel
      16/10/2018 / 2:19 pm

      I don’t blame you! I’m glad I’ve got my four and won’t have to be pregnant again 🙂

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