Living Arrows

Living Arrows 19/52

Living Arrows

I am taking part in Donna from What the Redhead Said‘s Living Arrows – which is a celebration of childhood!

We could all do with a little more celebration in our lives!

To quote Donna, “The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky.”





Week 19/52 Living Arrows

Back to reality

After a great week in Center Parcs, it was back to reality for us this week – back to work and not spending every minute with our little one. I’m eight weeks in to being back at work and we still haven’t got a routine sorted. My other half’s job can mean 14 hour days sometimes, so adult meal times are up in the air, as is the washing and housework!

I’ve had quite a lot of work to do at home this week too as we’re in a busy time of year at work – so time spent together has been even more precious than ever. I went back to work on Tuesday after a week off and everything felt too much, I missed by baby and I felt so stressed about how big my work to-do-list was that from 2:45am on Wednesday morning I was awake just laid watching RLT sleep and crying.

I don’t let the baby see me sad and try to embrace the time we have together and work when he is sleeping on a night, which means no time to switch off, I haven’t even had time to wash my hair in a week (don’t tell anyone). I got the bulk of my work out of the way as I was on sole parent duty on Sunday and I couldn’t resist snapping RLT after his bath on Sunday morning, he looked so cute in the superbaby towel his superhero mad cousin bought him for Easter!

Sorry about the ramble!


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  • Reply
    Devon Mama
    May 8, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Oh Nic, sorry to hear you’ve had such a cruddy week. It’s hard enough after holidays without children but when you’ve got all that AND a baby at home it’s just too much. Hopefully this week is kinder to you. RLT is looking ridiculously cute as ever, that boy is a Grade A heartbreaker… especially when dressed in a superhero towel!!

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    May 8, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Such a little cutie – I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a horrid week though. Getting back into work, it can be so hard to find that rhythm and get into it. Hopefully it clicks for you all soon. Big fat virtual blogger hugs in the meantime though #LivingArrows

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    May 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Oh he is the cutest! Love a snuggly towel photo. I hope you’re ok – what a hard week x

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    May 9, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Massive huge Nic. Message me of a night instead of staring at your gorgeous baby and crying. Even if it’s a rambling mess of a message I am always here for you xxxxxxxx

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    Hannah Spannah Coco Banana
    May 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I’m sorry that you’re having such a hard time but what a beautiful little man you have. Gorgeous pictures. #livingarrows

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    May 14, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Oh huni it is so hard juggling the babies, work and writing. I know it’s not much solace but you are not alone. There are days when my to do list is as long as my arm but try to remember you are not a superhero you are doing an amazing job xxx #livingarrows

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