Thursday, November 3, 2011

Create + Share ...

I often wonder at the relationships developing between my kids.  I mean... There are so many dynamics!  (Of course there are bound to be, with four of them! LOL!!) But, among the craziness of our household, I see their relationships developing none the less.  Tahlia and Liam share a bond.  Sure.. at the age they both are.. (11 and almost 9), it is a challenging bond!  hee hee... brother/sister love and all that! :D  But they were here first.  They stake their territory.  When they are friends, which is most of the time, they are best friends.  Tight.  Standing strong together.

There is a more boisterous one between Liam and Ethan.  Sure... It all works out when they are on the same team playing the Wii or superheroes but when asked to clean their shared room... well... let's just say it's not all amicable!!  It ALWAYS ends up with his side of the room versus his side of the room! LOL!

Ethan and Miss T are like passing ships in the night.  Their interests don't intertwine just at the moment.  There is a six year age gap.  But she loves to read stories to him, watches him closely when they travel on the school bus, and is protective and proud of him while at school.  He in turn loves to share his exciting news with her.  Can't wait to tell her what he learnt at school that day and pesters her to read him one more book at bedtime... just after I've already completed the task! LOL!

Soooo... Where is all this rambling leading to.  Well, Cameron of course! hee hee..  Child #4.  The baby. 

Tahlia adores her baby brother.  Adores him with probably too much fervor.  And Cam, well he sometimes resents all the smothering attentions!  hee hee.  He however, adores his biggest brother, Liam.  AND Liam is fabulous with him.  Plays endlessly with him.  Guides him.  Teaches him.  Is a BOY with him.  hahaha...

But Tahlia is like a little mother.  And she is a huge and willing help.  And he is starting to appreciate her affections.  Lately he as been asking me ( in the middle of the day) to drive to school and get Tahlia.  Not Liam (as he alway used to do).  But Tahlia.  That is so sweet...  Like I said... I love seeing their relationships develop.

This week over at Pretty Little Studio I have shared this layout.

[Big Sis]
Product used: cs - Bazzill Swiss Dot; pp - PLS: Antique Store collection; Alphas - Basic Grey; Other - PLS: Bingo Cards, notebook brackets, pennant flags, vintage cutouts, cookie cutter labels, word flashcards; kaisercraft: paint, paper flowers and rhinestones; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; heart punch; machine stitching; glimmermist; Tim Holtz distress ink; black pen (sharpie).


The photo is about two years old but since when do I scrap in chronological order! LOL!  So now I have a question for you.  What types of relationships do you see developing right in front of you?  Is it between your kids? You and your partner?  What idiosyncrasies do you see coming to light?  Food for thought.  And maybe a scrapbooking page or two...

Thanks for visiting...x

5 comments:

jodie said...

Sweet story Leanne:) Sounds much like our household too! Love those little hearts:):)

Kim said...

more sweet sweet banners I am totally in love with these on your layouts Leanne!

Kerryn said...

oh wow! I LOVE it!!!

Belinda said...

Such an adorable layout Leanne. Love all of the sweet little embellies and the paintwork on the swiss dots looks awesome. :-) Thankyou so much for the love you have left on my blog too!!

Gail L said...

Beautiful layout and sentiments behind it! My daughter is going to be just like that - well she is already smothering her baby bro with love and affection and it's getting more and more each week! x