Every week I join in with Living Arrows, a blog linky run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The name Living Arrows comes from a poem by Kahlil Gibran; “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and each Monday I share a photo of M and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.
I couldn’t write about last week, without writing about snow! We had around 25cm of snowfall on Tuesday night, which led to the police advising everyone to stay off the roads unless it was an emergency, and over 400 schools in the county closing for three days. Which meant hubby and I both had snow days, as I’d been booked to work on Wednesday!
It’s actually been really lovely having hubby at home for the past five days, almost like a second half term holiday. I know most people find the snow to be a complete pain, but it’s come at the perfect time for us. It’s given us some extra, very much valued, time as a family of three before the new baby makes an appearance at the end of the month.
We could have used the time to finish sorting the nursery (and we did do a little bit of that) but mainly we just got out in the garden and had some fun in the snow! If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook page then you’ll know that M was not a fan of the snow at first! On the first day, she cried as soon as her wellies touched the snow! We persisted, though, and took her outside in her snowsuit every day.
Gradually, M became more confident walking in the snow. I can understand why she didn’t like it at first; the snow was up past her knees and must have seemed very intimidating. As the days went on, the snow became harder and more compacted, and probably felt a bit more manageable for her. On Friday, we got the bubble machine out as we wanted to do a bubble experiment that I shared in my Early Years play and learning Facebook group (it didn’t work!). M stood on the snow by herself and had a lovely time!
Hubby and I do wonder if she’ll always be a bit of a scaredy cat, but we’re going to keep trying to give her the opportunity to face her fears so that she can overcome them. I have to say though, I’m somewhat relieved that there’s no more snow forecast for this week, as we’re definitely ready to get out of the house now!
How has your week been? Have you had lots of snow where you are?