Living Arrows {2018} 7/53

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 had a bit of a mixed week. M’s teething turned out to (probably) not be teething at all, but rather a cold instead. I appear to have also come down with said cold so we’ve split the week into random days lazing about the house and others where we’ve managed to get out and then not stopped!

We’ve been to our usual toddler classes, but I’ve also been busy scouting out and buying crafty bits for M and I to work on for my Pondering Playtime series, so that we can get some exciting things done and scheduled before M’s little sister makes an appearance! I’ve also been busy setting up an Early Years craft and sensory play-based activity group on Facebook with my friend Leslie from Messy Blog UK. So if that sounds like something you might be interested in, then do come and join us!

Anyway, enough about me, this is supposed to be about M! She’s been coping really well with her cold actually, although over the weekend she seems to have developed a rather rattly cough, so I’ll be keeping an eye on that this week and taking her to the doctor if it doesn’t improve. It’s so hard to know when to take them to the GP, isn’t it? I always worry that I’ll look like a hypochondriac and think it’s so important not to needlessly take up NHS resources, but at the same time, I don’t want to be a neglectful parent! For the moment, Calpol and Calpol plug ins are serving us well, and we’ll see how she goes!

Living Arrows 7/53 2018

This week’s Living Arrows photograph was taken on Saturday. M has been waking up far too early for my liking (just after 6am most mornings), so we decided to take advantage of the decent morning weather forecast and get ourselves out to Oulton Broad for a little walk. It was bitterly cold, but the sun was shining, which made it considerably more pleasant! I think this was the first time that we actually left the pushchair in the car and allowed M to just walk the whole time.

She had mixed success – it was really icy and muddy in places so I think she could have benefited from having her wellies on rather than her boots (these are gorgeously snuggly inside though, and I thought warm feet should be the priority!). Unfortunately she fell over a few times and coupled with her cold, it was all a bit too much for her!

We’re now looking forward to a week of having Daddy at home as it’s half term! Yippee! What are your plans this half term?

A photo diary of my 20 month old's life this past week

Living Arrows

12 Comments

  1. February 12, 2018 / 11:01 am

    Hope you both are feeling better! I have requested to join your new group! I am an Early Years Teacher by profession so always looking for inspiration (even whilst on maternity leave). x #livingarrows

    • Jules
      Author
      February 12, 2018 / 11:38 am

      Ah, wonderful! We’re keen to grow it so that everyone can share ideas in there. I’m a primary school teacher by profession too, but more focused on doing things at home with M as I’m just dabbling in a bit of supply before maternity leave at the moment! x

  2. February 12, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    I love a sunny winters walk. Hope you have a wonderful half term. #livingarrows

    • Jules
      Author
      February 12, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Thank you, and to you!

    • Jules
      Author
      February 14, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you, it’s still hanging around – just have to let it run its course!

  3. February 14, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    Aww I lover her little bobble hat. I hope she’s now starting to feel better.

    • Jules
      Author
      February 14, 2018 / 8:25 pm

      We were really worried about getting her to wear a hat as she completely refused a hat all summer, but she loves this one! And it was a total bargain from H&M!

  4. February 17, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Woah how big does she look there?! So sorry she’s been poorly, the plugins were always a lifesaver for us! x

    • Jules
      Author
      February 17, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      I know, she’s had a real growth spurt recently! It’s like she’s suddenly become a proper toddler. We swear by plug ins too! x

  5. February 18, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    She’s looking so grown up in this picture – I think the first time you go out without the pushchair is a big milestone isn’t it? I hope M has recovered from her cold now 🙂 #LivingArrows

    • Jules
      Author
      February 19, 2018 / 9:27 pm

      It was still in the car and she needed carrying for the last ten minutes or so, so I don’t think her pushchair days are behind her just yet! She’s much better, thank you x

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