I had another photograph lined up for Living Arrows today, but I’m switching at last second. As much as I love the previous photograph, after much deliberation it isn’t entirely appropriate and I wouldn’t want poor BB discovering it in years to come. So here is a photograph of him being inquisitive when we dropped off some flowers for my mother in law for Mother’s Day as Mike was at work!
We’ve been busy this week on play dates, adventures and cooking in our spare time. Our days have been packed with errands and we’ve made the most of the beautiful weather — why not? Our vegetable patch is full of potatoes, onion and corn and the greenhouse is stuffed with various seedlings that me and BB prepared a few weeks ago. BB is great at supervising the gardening, and checking the soil — not so much at bedding the tender little seedlings in though!
Anyone that knows me on social media is aware that BB is fighting his way through some molars pushing through right now which is why I’ve filled our week as much as possible to distract him. Otherwise he can be quite prone to getting upset and agitated, so making sure he has lots of stimulation is key to a great day and I don’t mind that. It helps me too.
My anxiety has been rampant the last few months, so I’ve introverted myself and it’s difficult to get out of that into the big wide world.. If I was on my own I’d just stay a shut in and not be bothered, but having BB around means I have motivation to break the anxiety cycle. Even if it means a walk into town just to look in a shop, getting out is good for the both of us!
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!