It was great to have a chat with @Alexg and @chissylou last month about ‘What’s the best thing and the hardest thing about being a sibling?’. See this thread if you’d like to join in - conversations are always open and you’re always welcome to say hello Siblings - what’s the best thing and the hardest thing?
I thought I’d start another sibling topic this month… I’d love to hear about a memory of your brother or sister that makes you smile
My brother loves music. When we were children, sometimes we’d put his favourite music on (really loud! Just how he liked it!) and me, and my sister and him would sing along, make some noise and dance around the living room.
To someone who is outside of learning disability, this might sound like a fairly ordinary family moment. And it was! But also, for me, it was quite significant. Because my brother doesn’t ‘put on’ a smile. He doesn’t smile on demand for a photo, he doesn’t sing and dance if he’s not happy. And we had a lot of really hard times as a family too. So every moment of joy - was a genuine one.
I’m going to tag a few siblings here who I’ve seen in previous chats (see the ‘Finding Siblings!’ thread for a lovely opportunity to wave hello) - @bmuggers @Alans_sis @mollymay @Beautifulsister @Liz @Isonor @jaye95 @stephpear123 and everyone is welcome to chip in.
Thank you for joining me and thank you for sharing your memories