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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  • Laura 14th August 2017 at 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 at 8:24 pm

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

  • Joanna Bayford 14th August 2017 at 9:41 am

    Bless I live it when they try and help #livingarrows

  • Nicola 14th August 2017 at 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 at 8:22 pm

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

  • Vicki @ tippytupps 14th August 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Oh my goodness – that is unbelievably cute!!!

  • Donna 14th August 2017 at 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 at 8:21 pm

      Far too excited!! I can’t wait!

  • Madeline (This Glorious Life) 14th August 2017 at 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 at 8:18 pm

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

  • Emily and Indiana 20th August 2017 at 9:10 pm

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

    • DevonMamaOnline 22nd August 2017 at 11:34 am

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

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