This past month has seen Christmas come and go and with it a change in our siblings relationship.
Ethan finally understands the concept of opening presents. This meant that he wanted to open everything that was wrapped. We tried to make him aware that Little E also had Christmas presents, Father Christmas even colour coded them. Little E had blue Frozen wrapping paper and Ethan had red Mickey Mouse wrapping paper.
Thankfully with Little E being so small she needed help opening her Christmas presents. Next year might be an issue when Little E is ready to open her own presents.
We then experienced teasing from Ethan as he found Little E’s gifts much more appealing than his own. He would give her one of her toys but then take it off of her and hold it above his head. He found this very funny and this new game has continued through the month.
He does keep taking her toys off of her and we are having to remind him that certain toys are hers.
Little E’s new toys have brought a few moments of them playing together. Ethan loves cause and effect toys, as that is where he is developmentally, and that is what baby toys are all about.
For the past few nights they have also been watching In The Night Garden together. We thought this was something Ethan had grown out of but he is embracing it again and Little E looks like she is enjoying it.
Little E will still only laugh at Ethan, no matter how hard we try to make her giggle. Must be something to do with their sibling bond!