Toddlers can be demons when they’re teething, can’t they? This boy has been shirking his usual bedtime for hours, not eating his dinners and throwing tantrums for fun. Thankfully, we’ve developed a wonderful habit of going out for a walk every day of the weather permits, and nine times out of ten that involves finding a park with a fence around it so he can roam a little.
We’ve had a really wonky week this week thanks to BB also developing a nasty case of nappy rash (he usually does when he’s teething sadly!) and having to have his nappy off a lot of the time. I’ve not stopped running around mopping, disinfecting (with a very dilute mix of Zoflora!) and reapplying Sudocrem. That, coupled with a few nights where he hasn’t gone to bed until after 9pm.. I’ve been frazzled to say the least! Usually BB turns in between 6pm and 7pm, giving me two hours to just be me. Whether that’s playing video games, updating my blog admin or having a movie night with Mike, those nights have been scarce this week and I’ve been exhausted.
It’s all worth while though.
He’s got his own little character now and I love it, even when he’s having a tantrum at getting back into his pram after the park or chasing around the hairdressers as a stylist attempts to cut his hair into a more manageable style.. He’s very much a stubborn, headstrong, spirited and wild little boy.
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!