Living Arrows: Week Thirty Three

We’ve spent the last week recovering from our travels and putting the kitchen in to our home. We were hoping to move back in on our return but unfortunately it’s not quite ready. So instead of shifting boxes, we’ve been building kitchens instead! Having a little one on a building site hasn’t always been the easiest of things. He’s the main reason we moved out – there’s just no containing him with all those tools around!

With the builders now gone, it’s a bit safer so I took him over with me this week. It looks like I’ve got a little protege on my hands! My new helper stood next to me whilst I fitted hinges, helped me push in plastic covers and stole the screwdriver on more than one occasion. My favourite moment was turning around to see him trying to ‘adjust’ the screws on the hinges in exactly the same way I’d done. It made my heart melt! My Dad built our house as we were growing up and I’ve always been fairly practical. To see him taking part was just magical. Obviously the screwdriver was quickly whipped away however… the last thing we need is a trip to A&E, or a mark on the new kitchen! He was much safer waving around a clean paintbrush and ‘painting’ the sides for me!

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

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  1. 14th August 2017 / 9:25 am

    Thomas adores tools – particularly screwdrivers! The paintbrush is a good idea but not sure how long it would be before he’d be trying to grab something more dangerous! Haha.

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th August 2017 / 8:24 pm

      It took moments before he jammed it into my mouth and wanted to ‘paint’ my face. LOVELY!

  2. 14th August 2017 / 9:41 am

    Bless I live it when they try and help #livingarrows

  3. 14th August 2017 / 2:03 pm

    What a good little helper! I’m sure there is a work-related social media awareness campaign in this! 😛

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th August 2017 / 8:22 pm

      They’re not having access to my model child!! He’s mine, all mine!!!

  4. 14th August 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Oh what a little helper you have there!! You must be so excited for your finished house! x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th August 2017 / 8:21 pm

      Far too excited!! I can’t wait!

  5. 14th August 2017 / 11:55 pm

    There’s something really lovely about spotting them copying something they’ve watched you do isn’t there! x #LivingArrows

    • DevonMamaOnline
      15th August 2017 / 8:18 pm

      It’s so cute. In that moment my heart wants to explode!

  6. 20th August 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Oh this is so sweet! I love how much they watch and follow us x

    • DevonMamaOnline
      22nd August 2017 / 11:34 am

      It’s incredible when you look at how they develop and learn – blows my mind!

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