Living Arrows 11/52 {2019}

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran.

Every Monday for the rest of this year I will share with you two photo’s of my children that celebrate their childhood.

Daisy

We stayed home this weekend, with Jake being poorly and Chris having to work it seemed the perfect time to have a really relaxing couple of days. Daisy struggles a little on weekends like these, she loves getting out and about. Even the garden was out of bounds after the torrential rain we’ve had this past week.

Daisy spent the weekend doing little things she knows she’s not meant to do and generally ignoring us or being grumpy at us. This is out of character for her so I knew she was either tired or bored. She did eventually go and play in her room, digging out lots of toys that she hadn’t played with for a while. It’s tempting on a frustrating weekend like this to step in and find things for her to do but I really think she needs to learn how to be bored and to make her own entertainment.

Jake 

Jake wasn’t very well on Friday and Saturday he had a temperature, was very tired and weepy. He didn’t go to school on Friday, he spent most of the day asleep and he was a little sad to miss out on cakes at school for red nose day. Daddy did bring him some cakes home from the coffee morning so that cheered him up a little. By Sunday Jake was back to his happy self and feeling much better thankfully.

Staying at home this weekend and not venturing out meant there was lots of time to discover forgotten toys. We found this creepy eight legged chap under the sofa much to Jake’s delight.

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8 Comments

  1. March 18th 2019 / 10:40 AM

    You’re so right! Being bored, and learning to entertain yourself, is a really useful life skill!

    • March 18th 2019 / 12:53 PM

      It certainly is, though it’s hard to explain to kids who are always wanting to be on the go x

  2. March 18th 2019 / 12:11 PM

    Oh poor Jake, glad he’s feeling better again. I think quiet weekends like that are great, just pottering around and rediscovering old toys and games! x #LivingArrows

    • March 18th 2019 / 1:11 PM

      He’s feeling much better today thankfully, I think a weekend of rest did us all good though x

  3. March 18th 2019 / 5:30 PM

    Ha! my husband and I were saying the same about our kids needing constant entertainment. We never had that as a kid, we had to find a way to deal with our boredom by entertaining ourselves. Lovely pics x

    • March 21st 2019 / 1:19 PM

      Thanks Rachel, we had to make our own entertainment too and spent most of our time making up games or out on our bikes x

  4. March 24th 2019 / 1:14 PM

    I think you’re right with Daisy – it’s good for them to find their own entertainment rather than parents always being there to entertain them of solve their boredom. I love a weekend at home every so often x

  5. March 24th 2019 / 8:08 PM

    I totally agree on not stepping in. Its something I am guilty of and I need to remember this for next time. Great that they found old toys to play with. Spider looks a little scary! x

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