Happy Morning

I took some photos yesterday morning of the children because as a rarity, they were playing so beautifully. In particular what made me laugh was Emmeline stamping her sixteen month old authority by enforcing her elder siblings to engage in games SHE wanted to play. So for example, unlike Elsa, Emmeline is allowed into Jude’s room (he shouts if Elsa goes near his room). Emmeline walks right in whenever she wants, plays on his keyboard, jumps on his bed and even climbs onto his hammock swing.


Jude has begun to ask Emmeline to play in his room which for him, is pretty amazing. He doesn’t normally like anyone in his space!


So here they were Sunday morning for about twenty five minutes…happy.


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They adore each other, it’s so wonderful to see. Yes, Jude has his moments where he doesn’t want to play with Emmeline but overall, they have the most fantastic relationship that is potentially blossoming into something that could really help Jude emotionally, behaviourally and socially. He and Elsa used to be like this until she was perhaps about six years old and she no longer enjoyed the games Jude wanted to play. She would occasionally build a Lego building with him but that’s as far as it went. Now, they do still enjoy each others company sometimes (as in the rarer side of “sometimes”) because Elsa has completely lost all patience with him. I knew it would happen and I hope one day they are able to forge something of a relationship again but for now, he has his little companion who is entirely on his wavelength. Emmeline.


Following on from play time with Jude, Emmeline then sat in her baby buggy and yelled something (in her own little language) at Elsa to come and push her around. She initiated this on Saturday with Joe and clearly loved her game but come Sunday and a second slave was needed to drive her around…


And whilst Elsa has zero patience with her brother, when it comes to Emmeline she will literally do anything.


Here she is hurtling through the hallway and kitchen as fast as she can with Her Ladyship laughing her head off:




I’m not sure how many times they went back and forth but it was a fair few.


So there we have it. Our morning if happiness where the children had fun.


Do your children get on well? 






  • An Imperfect Mum (@animperfectmum) on

    My boys are unbelievably close infact we have had to separate them a little lately because our little man is getting too anxious about and protective of his brother. We are starting to explain more about what his brother having autism means. Beautiful post your love and warmth for your kids really shines through your writing ❤️

    • admin on

      Ahh thank you. It’s lovely that your boys are so close. I wish my elder two were close but Jude just drives Elsa mad; perhaps it’s because she’s getting older now. Thank you for your lovely comments x

  • Lucy’s Locket on

    These pictures are beautiful. I can’t wait to have another child so Lilly has a sibling to grow up with. It must be just amazing to watch them interact and play together. #mg

    • admin on

      It is at times and at times it’s draining. Jude is tiring and Elsa (8) just doesn’t tolerate him very well any more so they don’t have a great relationship. Saying that, she does love him and tells me so quite often which is sweet. I think she just struggles to understand his behaviour at times. A x

      • Lucy’s Locket on

        Bless her. Hopefully she’ll understand more as she gets older and they might start to form more of a bond again

  • Brandi with Big Fit Fam on

    with 5 in the house there is often more fighting than playing happily, but when they do play well together, when they are nice and polite, it is so amazing to see and makes me tear up 🙂 #FamilyFun.

    • admin on

      Ahh that’s so sweet. Yes, it is wonderful to see them get on 🙂

  • whitecamellias on

    This is so gorgeous! Love the photos of Jude and Emmeline. It’s lovely they get on well. I love watching my kids play together and mostly they get on well and you can tell they really love each other. Sometimes though their hugs turn to wrestling and their play to pushing and shouting but I suppose it’s all part of having a sibling! I think I was like that with my sister and we turned out to be the best of friends x #mg

  • mackenzieglanville on

    Oh those photographs in the hammock of Jude and Emmeline are so beautiful, such a great bond. I am so lucky that my children get along, of course they have their moments, but my girls are especially close and it is so lovely to witness. Such a gorgeous post! Thank you for sharing it with #mg

  • twotinyhands on

    That really must have been wonderful to watch and capture! We don’t have siblings yet but I would hope they have a great relationship like this. 😀 Thanks for linking up to #familyfun

  • tammymum on

    Ha I think it’s clear who rules the roost in your house eh. It is so nice when they play together isn’t it. Shame it’s usually ends in argument of some description. Thanks for sharing at #familyfun

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