The relationship between siblings is complicated: one minute it’s all hugs and laughter, and in an instant, it turns into a full-on brawl rehashing past grievances. Our brothers or sisters are our first ally as well as our rival. It must be difficult for any child, regardless of how well adjusted he or she may be, to welcome a cuddly and adorable kin. The battle for attention and more toys becomes a reality almost instantly. Through the magic of photography, parents are able to capture the moment siblings meet for the first time. Some pictures express pure joy at the new playmate that is coming home, while others show the exact moment when the rough road starts as older brothers and sisters look at the competition straight in the face.