The Ordinary Moments #5 There were two in the bed

I’ve never joined in with ‘The Ordinary Moments’ linky before, all my ordinary moments seemed just that, ordinary! That was until yesterday.

I was just out of the shower and I could hear Logan and Florence in my room. The usual giggles, inane chatter and arguments about what games to play on their tablets was today, somehow, different. Sometimes they can be a little fractious with one another, like tired parents bickering at the end of a long day. But today they seemed peaceful and content. They seemed comfortable with each other.

This might sound like a peculiar thing to say for siblings. Unlike some siblings, Florence and Logan only see each other for six days out of twenty one. For those that don’t know, Logan’s Dad and I broke up just before he turned two. For many reasons Logan remained with his father. Ever since we have retained a schedule of seeing Logan for two weekends out of every three.

I poked my head around the bathroom door and there they were, both tucked into mine and Matts bed. They were glancing over at one another from time to time, checking that the other wasn’t doing something more fun.

All I ever hope for Logan is that he feels just as much a part of our family as Florence does, despite having a different surname. In our eyes he is an equal to any child Matt and I have now or in the future. Logan is their big brother, we don’t use the term half because it seems unnecessary.

I guess what I am trying to explain, through my semi emotional pregnant rambling, is that that moment seemed anything but ordinary to me. Is any moment ever ordinary? When we live such short, fleeting lives surely we should remember, celebrate and appreciate every moment as best we can. Life’s too short!





  1. February 7, 2016 / 3:39 pm

    Aw what a lovely post and I know what you mean, these ordinary moments sometimes are anything but. I bet you were really proud and emotional (doesn’t take much with our pregnant brains does it?!) seeing them together. It sounds like he will never feel left out as you care so much about making sure that he isn’t! xx

    • admin
      February 8, 2016 / 9:04 am

      Thanks Katie. Usually moments like this pass me by but for some reason it seemed really special. I think looking back on these moments when they’re older, and probably arguing like cat and dog, will keep me sane!

  2. February 8, 2016 / 8:58 am

    Aw how lovely! It’s so nice when siblings get on well, hopefully they’ll stay like it xx

    • admin
      February 8, 2016 / 9:00 am

      Yes, they seem to have quite a string bond despite only seeing each other a fraction of the time 🙂

  3. February 8, 2016 / 9:02 am

    Aw I agree and what a lovely post, of course Logan is equal to your other child and that way he gets the best of both worlds! I mean who doesn’t love sleepovers?

  4. February 8, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    If this was my two they would be at each others throats LOL – lovely picture

  5. February 8, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    what a lovely moment! I agree, moments like that aren’t ordinary, they are the ones that you’ll think back to and remember when they are all grown up!

  6. February 8, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    It sounds (and look like) you captured a really special moment! When my son was born my daughter pretended he didn’t exist for quite awhile and I remember how exciting it was when she finally started becoming interested in him!

  7. February 8, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Oh bless them – your children are your children no matter what. They sound so lovely together. Kaz x

  8. Stephanie
    February 8, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Ah I love little moments like that, when they are just happy in each others company and snuggled up in bed together is just so sweet.

  9. February 8, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    such a precious picture! lovely seeing our little ones get on so well isn’t it x

  10. Joanne Dewberry
    February 9, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Aww that is so lovely. My older two are 16mths apart and used to be sol close but once they started school they drifted. Any moment where they are just enjoying each others company, no bickering is a win in my view.

  11. Emma
    February 9, 2016 / 2:19 pm

    That truly is a lovely moment and one to be cherished. I agree with the whole half sibling thing – I think it is quite an outdated term.

    • admin
      February 10, 2016 / 11:18 am

      It’s never even really crossed our mind to use it. Florence calls Logan her brother and he calls Florence his sister. I guess when they start getting older and talking about it amongst their friends it will become apparent they aren’t fully related but I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I’m hoping they will be close enough to not let it bother them.

  12. February 9, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Aw, what a sweet moment and lovely picture. I agree with you, ‘half’ is completely unnecessary

  13. February 10, 2016 / 12:20 am

    This is such a precious Ordinary Moments post – That picture tells us that those 2 gorgeous creatures are so comfortable with each other even though they are not together all the time. You sound like you are doing a brilliant job.

    • admin
      February 10, 2016 / 11:17 am

      Thanks Helen! It’s easy to feel guilty of favouring one child over another when you don’t see them equally but I just love how close they can be x

  14. February 10, 2016 / 9:50 am

    What a lovely post Caroline and you really have captured a lovely sibling portrait. x

    • admin
      February 10, 2016 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Steph. It’s not the best photo quality but it was such a special moment to me it means a lot x

  15. The l's Mum
    February 11, 2016 / 9:14 am

    Aw i can totally relate to this. My hubby as a son from a previous relationship and he spends every other weekend with us, we only hope that he feels part of our family just as much as being with his own mum. There’s quite an age gap between Big L and Little L of 8 years but they always seem to get on ok. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • admin
      February 11, 2016 / 12:56 pm

      It’s hard isn’t it? Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. I know I’m not but sometimes it can feel like I am the only person who has a child that doesn’t live with them!

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