Living Arrows

Living Arrows Week 3 {2018}

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 (or a few!) from our week which captures a moment of childhood

Week 3

Finally over illness this week, so little man has had his appetite back and therefore more energy. Unfortunately back to work means less time with him and he’s been very reluctant to go to bed on his own, he wants one of us there at all times. In particular his Dada! His Dada has a three hour round-trip daily commute in a job which revolves around the news cycle rather than a shift pattern, so this isn’t always possible. So he’s stuck with me alot, much to his disappointment! To try and do more fun things with him rather than just being the one that makes him brush his teeth and get his nappy changed, I bought a load of play-doh and I taught him how to roll it out and make shapes. This seemed to get me back into his good books and he instigated getting a picture by pointing at my phone and saying ‘cheeeeeeseeeeee’. He then started pulling funny faces, which I managed to capture. So I think that was his way of saying that we needed to do more fun stuff together. So as I sit and type this, I am feeling pretty bad about working full-time and not giving him as much of his attention as often as he would like. Finding it pretty hard to find a balance a the moment. I also look at them and realise I haven’t dyed my hair in around six months from the look of the colour. I clearly don’t even look at myself anymore to recognise that. I feel I need to focus a bit more on the little man and me!






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  • Reply
    January 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    They are such cute photos! Your son is gorgeous #LivingArrows

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      January 15, 2018 at 7:20 pm

      Aww thanks. Thankfully he’s a daft lad too 😁

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    January 15, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    omg! Those pics are simply so cute! Such a great bond here between you too 🙂 #LivingArrows

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    January 15, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    omg such a cute smile, what a beautiful little man!

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    Devon Mama
    January 16, 2018 at 7:48 am

    You’re doing an awesome job juggling full time work with parenting – the balance is never going to be easy whatever you do… that’s the joy/guilt of parenthood! Gorgeous boy, I love seeing his personality like this! x

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    January 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    Getting the balance right is never easy but it sounds like you’re doing a pretty good job! x

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    MudpieFridays (@MudpieFridays)
    January 21, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Oh dont beat yourself up its so hard getting that balance. These photos are lovely. I dont do enough fun stuff with the boys either – be kind to your self xx #LivingArrows

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    January 22, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Working full time is hard – it sounds like you’re doing a brilliant job though, and these are such sweet photos of both of you 🙂 #LivingArrows

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