#LivingArrows – Siblings That Share 4/52 (2017)

Welcome to this weeks edition of #LivingArrows where I share the proof that shock horror- my children are actually able to share!

Until now asking my children to share anything has often resulted in a full blown tantrum including screaming, crying, stomping and the odd door being slammed. Thankfully as the kids have grown older they have learnt that spitting the dummy isn’t particularly effective in promoting friendship or play.

E was rather lucky to receive a Furby Connect from Santa for Christmas. This rather bright pink, fluffy, noisy little Monster has since become a firm favourite with both of the kids and is so well used that the damn thing requires new batteries almost every twenty-four hours.

After spending a small fortune on powering said Furby we started using rechargeable batteries in an attempt to cost save on feeding the power-hungry little beast.

We were expecting J to be so taken with his much-wanted Swegway that he wouldn’t notice his little sister’s gifts which in comparison to J’s swegway amounted to much less in terms of cost.  How wrong we were as it seems all J now wants is a bloody Furby of his own in blue of course. 

I have agreed that J can either save up some of his own money to buy a Furby of his own or he can wait until his birthday in May. Either way, I am now keeping my eyes peeled for any upcoming deals on these battery munching little buggers.

Despite the odd scream, E has been really understanding towards her brother and has allowed him to share her beloved Be-Doh (E’s choice of name for her Furby). She will happily snuggle up with her brother and they will each take turns in holding the Furby whilst the other uses the IPad app to interact with Be-Doh.

#LivingArrows - Siblings That Share

Over time Be-Doh has become increasingly interactive by singing and dancing to entertain the children. Although how many times I can stomach listening to  “Welcome To My House” before I physically super glue the Furby’s sleep mask to its face forever I am unsure.


Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows

7 Comments

  1. January 23, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    It’s so good to know there’s light at the end of the tunnel. My two are 18 months apart so I hope they’ll be able to play together one day. Right now they are 27m and 8m and in the thick of squabbling. I didn’t think it would be possible at such a young age, but my son is pulling his older sister’s hair and trying to grab all of her toys off her. Meanwhile, she tries to push him over in self defence. Oh the joys…! Thanks for giving me faith! #livingarrows

  2. January 24, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    It’s so lovely when they actually share, it’s just the best feeling isn’t it!? You daren’t look or get involved in case you break the magic, or is that just me!? My two are seven years old and nearly five and the constant bickering, picking and poking is just draining! I cannot count how many times I’ve said “If you don’t like each other, then don’t play with each other” to which I get told “But we want to play together” and by ‘play together’ I am sure, 80% of the time, they mean ‘annoy the crap out of each other’. But those beautiful moments, like you’ve captured above are definitely what we live for!!! Lovely post! #livingarrows

  3. January 26, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Oh that photo is gorgeous – and it’s always the way, they always want what the other one has! I’m sure he’ll love his Blue Furby when his Birthday comes round! x

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