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.
This week, we’ve been getting back into our usual routine as hubby has had a full week back at work. Actually, I lie. It hasn’t been our usual routine at all. M has suddenly become insanely clingy with me and has been refusing to take her nap all week. Well, except Thursday, when I was at work, when she allegedly went down for a 90 minute nap without a fuss!
On Tuesday we returned to our Bop Tots class and M had a lovely time, alternating between playing independently and coming back to me for the dancing bits. At 29 weeks pregnant, it’s getting harder to pick her up and dance with her, but fortunately M decided to rope Karen, the class teacher, in and requested that she picked her up for a dance, so that gave me a bit of a break!
We’ve spent quite a bit of this week just chilling out at home, and this week’s Living Arrows photograph is reflective of that. M loves books and sharing stories – we spend most mornings when we’re not at a class, reading picture books together. But more recently, M has started to pick up books and look through them independently. She has also recently discovered my furry cushion (it only comes out in the winter, and I was really late in retrieving it from the cupboard this year!) and loves sitting on the sofa, leaning against it.
M loves this book, Hooray for Fish! by Lucy Cousins, which is why I chose it as the first book in my new early years book and activity series. If you haven’t seen it already, you can find the post here. I’m really excited about the series and I’m so looking forward to sharing more books and activities, as the year goes on!