Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The age gap between siblings

People often wonder what a perfect age gap between siblings is. They question themselves whether to have them close in age, a couple years apart, or years apart. Serena and Layla are 8 years apart. It wasn't intended to be that long, but I believe everything happens for a reason and for whatever reason, it is what it is. Having them 8 years apart has been a blessing. Serena is such a great big sister and she loves her "little boo-boo" as she calls her. She is also great with her new baby sister Mariam. Serena and I have our moments were things can be tense since she is nearing 11, but I'm so proud of her and she is such a help. Really I don't know how I'd get dinner made some days without her playing with the girls, because for whatever reason--that is the time that the kids...and mommy start melting down. Another unintentional occurrence was the time frame between Layla and Mariam. They are 16 months apart and a newborn and a toddler is no easy thing. However I have heard that it will get better after the first year because they will be able to play together. It will be nice for them to be super close. A built in best friend. I guess you can say, there is good things to be found in whatever age gap between siblings.


  1. That's just like me! I am 8 years apart from my two younger brothers, and they are like 15 months apart? Or something like that. Growing up I felt like there was a lot of pressure to be a good example since I was so much older I had to behave so much better. Plus I was an only child for so long it was weird getting used to somebody else being the baby. Besides that, it was great and I think she'll have a matronly love for her little sisters as well as a sibling love. Its a special thing.

    1. Aw. That's awesome. Thanks for sharing your experience. Sometimes she seriously acts like a little mother to them already. Lol

  2. My oldest is going to be 8 years older than this baby. I'm glad to hear it's a good age gap! He's such a great big brother now, but I worry how it will be as he gets older!

  3. My niece and my nephew too. She's 8 years senior to him. It's fun to watch though. Both of them love to make me have an headache whenever both of them put their silly pranks to me. But hey I love them both and I don't wanted to trade them with everything in this world at all.