Living Arrows: Week Thirty Eight

This week has been all about getting the house ready for Autumn. We painted the bathroom, gave the front gate a makeover, finished some decorating bits and cut the lawn. It’s been great to get things a bit more sorted but it’s meant we’ve ended up parenting through bribery most of the time. In an attempt to get him away for the paint, the boys took their regular weekend trip to the park. We’re so lucky to live in a house where there’s plenty of outside space but everyone knows parks are more exciting! Our village has one next to the cricket pitch so off they went. 

After plenty of playing on the swings and the activity centre, someone attracted some new friends in the form of a couple of older girls (the toddler, not the husband!). Cue lots of running around with them on the cricket pitch and throwing the freshly cut grass in the air. He came home grassy, exhausted but so, so happy with himself. What is it with little ones loving older children? We went to a gymnastics group in the morning and he barely bats an eyelid at his own age group, instead wanting to be part of the older kids part. Stop wishing away your childhood baby boy, there’s plenty of time for older ladies when you’re grown up!

What is Living Arrows?

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Living Arrows is the brainchild of Donna at What the Redhead Said. Each week, you capturing your memory of the week in a moment in time and share it with the world. You can follow our journey over the next year by subscribing below or by clicking here!


  • Vicki @ tippytupps 18th September 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Aww – it looks like he had an amazing time! It’s fabulous how the simple things bring the most joy isn’t it? #LivingArrows

  • Donna 22nd September 2017 at 1:43 pm

    What a way to spend a day. He looks so happy – and it’s so nice to have such a productive time isn’t it? I love just getting things done x

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