Living Arrows | Eleven

After a tantrum-filled week last week, I’m happy to report that this week has been the calm after the storm. He’s still had his emotional moments, but he’s been an absolute delight to be around this week as he develops a sense of humour.

Hiding then popping out in a ‘boo!’ Fashion, getting extreme cases of the giggles and my personal favourite.. Playing dead. He’s mastered each one this week and we’ve had a blast.

Despite the weather being rather rough, we’ve been out in the garden preparing our vegetable patch and nursing our seedlings. One thing I’ve vowed is that BB can get dirty. He can make a mess, he can play in the mud, he can make dirt pies.. I won’t have him scared of dirt like I am, and the days we were outside he tested the quality of our vegetable patch quite well!

Living Arrows

Living Arrows is about celebrating childhood and its trials & tribulations. 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 each Monday I’m going to share a moment from our week. Over the course of 52 weeks, I’ll have a series of snapshots built up which shows my little boy blossoming!

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  • I hope this calmer phase hangs around for a while for you! Love that you’re embracing him getting muddy and mucky, my two often come home from school looking filthy and I take it as a good sign that they’ve got stuck in and enjoyed themselves! x #LivingArrows

    • I’m a little bit ‘afraid’ of dirt (I think it’s part of my anxiety!) so I’m working on getting stuck in in the garden and I don’t want him being like me in that regard. Mess, dirt, mud… It’s all good!

    • I hate dirt so I want him to love it! I’m sure I’ll regret that when he’s older and coming home caked in filth but for now, I’m completely advocating it! 🌱💛

  • Embrace the mess! It’s so nice when kids are allowed to get dirty and get used to having grubby hands and dirty knees. It’s part of what a full childhood is made of. So glad he’s happier this week x

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