Being Sisters – My Family Ties


With a seven year age gap in-between my girls it can sometimes end in warfare.  They both need different things,  even though Siobhan is more emotionally immature due to her autism.  Sometimes it’s tough to please them both with fun and interesting things to do.  We have a park near us and, sunshine permitting, we get out, kick a ball, have a run around and some spontaneous singing when the mood calls! Songs of choice right now are of course brought to you by Disney’s Frozen, can you tell, bet you can guess the song in the photo…

Once common hobby if you can call it that, is Minecraft.  Have your kids introduced this to you?  Do the names Stampy Long Nose and the Iballistic squid mean anything to you? Ahh then you will know how hard it is to get them off the technology.

Their’s is the Kindle’s, and we limit their use on them.  It’s evolved in our house now and the sisters have banded together in a quest for all things Minecraft, so I am thankful for that, even if it has taken over our house!

We now have the books, all those essential tips on how to build a creeper coaster and what to do with a lava pit, confused?… Don’t ask!

Even the TV has been taken over and whenever they can it’s straight to the You Tube channel to watch Stampy Long Nose on one of his vidoes.  I don’t understand you Minecraft, but I love you for bringing together my girls in a common passion. Even though it irritate’s me sometimes that they silently tap away on the Kindle, they are sitting together, with the occasional in depth question on a how to of this or that in their Minecraft world.

Do you find the same with your children?

Do they share a common hobby or pass time?

I am linking this post with the Mad Mid Week Blog Hop #MMWBH

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  1. July 2, 2014 / 10:12 am

    Love this post. I have five children, all different age gaps! The two teenage boys will play games such as League of Legends and Minecraft together. The the two younger ones (Aged 9 & 6) will play Minecraft and Warcraft together {I seem to have bred little gamers, lol}. Great post hun, thanks so much for linking up with #MMWBH xx

  2. July 2, 2014 / 12:17 pm

    It's a mum's life! We are always learning new things from our kids, but that's what I love about being a mum. Lovely to link up with you and look forward to doing it again next week xx

  3. July 2, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    Ahh that's really lovely and so good they have a common thing. Although I have to admit I willnever understand Minecraft. There is a 5 year gap between me and my youngest brother and he was just my annoying little brother until we both realised we love the same movies and sitcoms. We still sit and discuss all the spoilers now 🙂

    • July 3, 2014 / 12:27 pm

      It is so great to find something to bond over, and it really doesn't matter what it is, it's just lovely to see the love and sister ship grow, I don't' think I will ever understand Minecraft! but I am thankful for it 🙂 x

  4. July 2, 2014 / 5:41 pm

    Ahhh bless it's amazing to have them have something in common that they can share, bond over and make great memories spending time together as siblings. I love watching my two play and bond together. They are so close in age so they are interested in all the same things which is great for us all. Thank you so much for linkin up to Share With Me with such a beautiful post. #sharewithme

    • July 3, 2014 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny, such lovely comments. I have to say I cherish any moments of bonding no matter where they arise from, it just melt my heart to see my girls being loving sisters together. I look forward to sharing and reading such a lot of interesting posts next week on Share With Me, so glad I stumbled upon it on your amazing blog, thank you 🙂

  5. July 3, 2014 / 1:31 am

    What a wonderful post about your two little ones. It's great that you allow them to spend time together, even for just a little bit during the course of the day. I have a little one myself, and sometimes, I have to remind myself to not so get bogged down on routine and enjoy time with her during the day.


    • July 3, 2014 / 12:35 pm

      That's so true, the great times are those which have naturally evolved through a common pass-time, and suddenly you have a moment where you stop and think that this is a moment to cherish. It is so lovely to see my girls bonding and loving being sisters 🙂

  6. July 3, 2014 / 1:32 am

    What a wonderful post about your two little ones. It's great that you allow them to spend time together, even for just a little bit during the course of the day. I have a little one myself, and sometimes, I have to remind myself to not so get bogged down on routine and enjoy time with her during the day.


  7. July 3, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    I have a sister and I havent seen her in 3 years and I miss her a lot. Like I really really do and it pains me that I dont have money to go home and see her. But if I see her I would really really hug her cuz I havent done that before I went here in the UK. We have so much in common! We btoh love pets and we dont go out much. We love to eat but we eat different food. I love egg whites she loves the yolk. I love sweets she loves soup. I miss her =) #MMWBH

  8. July 3, 2014 / 1:11 pm

    So sorry to hear that Pixiedusk. It is such a special relationship that grows and evolves through childhood and into adulthood. It must make it all the more special when you do see each other though and so exciting to get together and just be. x #MMWBH

  9. July 4, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    Minecraft has only just been mentioned at home, my girls are 6 and 7, so I figure the next year is going to be all about minecraft 😉 I don't understand it at all 🙂 My children are very different and have very diverse interests…but the one thing they love watching together is scooby-doo! Your daughters are gorgeous 🙂 xx

    • July 4, 2014 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you I just adore my girls, and it is precious to watch them bonding through anything. Have Loom bands hit your house yet? my goodness they are everywhere in ours, all over the carpet mainly! We have been watching many tutorials on the complicated variations, but really I can only do two, and that's enough for me. Lots of fun doing it with my girls though. xxx

  10. July 5, 2014 / 10:09 pm

    My sister and I are 6 years apart – she is younger. There were years where we had nothing in common and didn't have much to do with each other. We reconnected when she was in her 20's though and we're good friends now. My daughter has two half siblings, but they live in Sweden and she's only met them once. Sometimes I'm sad that she won't grow up with a sister, but those are the cards we were dealt. #MMWBH

    • July 7, 2014 / 7:34 pm

      That's right we do have to play the cards we are dealt. Lovely to hear you have a strong bond with your sister now, even as sisters we change and grow our relationships as time goes on. #MMWBH

  11. August 16, 2014 / 4:40 am

    There's 6 years between my two. Sometimes they get on like a house on fire and then they squabble like crazy! They both love the Frozen song. I do too.

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:36 am

      It's funny isn't it how they can be bickering one minute and best buds the next!