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.
Last week was hubby’s first week back at work and my first week parenting two under two, solo! It was mostly okay, as we kept ourselves busy with visitors, classes and trips to the park. The sunny weather helped. I think getting out of the house was key as on Friday, we had to wait in for a delivery that didn’t turn up until 3pm. It was hands down the toughest day of the week. B seemed to need feeding/changing/holding constantly and M was a little terror as I wasn’t able to keep her adequately entertained as a result. Unfortunately this week, both of the classes that we attended last week are cancelled, so I’m going to be on the hunt for some different things to attend!
Poor B has also had her first cold this week. M had been full of snot for days, but I wasn’t sure if it was a cold or teething as I think her molars are trying to break through again. Unfortunately B started coughing too and sounding decidedly hoarse this weekend, so I got her some saline nasal spray and have been trying to manage it as best we can. Fortunately it seems quite mild, so hopefully it will pass soon!
I think we’re starting to see a bit of sibling jealousy from M now. She tends to flit between being loving; kissing and cuddling B at every opportunity, and being rather mean, poking and trying to slap her. We’re trying to be firm but understanding. Just another learning curve in the journey of having two under two!