Living Arrows 37/52

“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.


Last week saw the very welcome return to school. Daisy was really excited to get back in the classroom and see all her friends again. An addition to the new school year is weekly homework. She will get homework every Friday and it’s due the following Thursday. We decided that she will do it on the Saturday morning unless we have plans, if we do we can bump it a day or two along.

I know a lot of people don’t agree with young children getting homework but I look at it as a chance for us to sit down and lean together.


For the first time ever Jake had his hair cut without tears and tantrums. Hair cuts have been traumatic for all of us for the last 3 years. I took him to my hairdresser who has a little salon in her house and I think this really helped. I honestly don’t know why I didn’t think to take him there sooner. She is a lovely lady, she was brilliant with Jake she knew he didn’t like hair on his face so she gave him a face shield to use. I could have cried when he sat there like a big boy happily letting her snip away.

I love his new hair cut and I’m so relieved that future cuts will be stress free.

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  1. September 11th 2017 / 11:28 AM

    I think homework gives you a chance to bond and see just how smart your child is becoming. I might change my mind when it is our time though! I love that you get it out the way fast, this is a great skill to teach your child to carry them through life. #LivingArrows

  2. September 11th 2017 / 1:38 PM

    I have mixed feelings about homework! I thought my son had a bit too much to do last year, and I’m wondering now how much will be coming home now he’s in year 2. I think it’s good though, to encourage learning to continue at home, and for us parents to keep up to date with what they’re working on. On a different note, well done to Jake, the haircut looks great! x #LivingArrows

  3. September 13th 2017 / 12:39 PM

    I actually don’t mind doing homework with the kids. I try to get some time off work to do it. I love doing project things that we get to make things. Sounds like it’s going fab xx #countrykids

  4. September 13th 2017 / 1:47 PM

    He looks so smart with his haircut. Our two haven’t had homework yet, just their reading books but I know Athena will definitely have homework before we know it! x

  5. September 17th 2017 / 7:30 AM

    Mine has loved doing her homework, in fact every day she looks at the book bag, drags everything out and makes me do it all with her! His haircut looks lovely #LivingArrows

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