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 one of B, and a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.
At the start of this year, I set myself 19 goals for 2019. One of those goals was to go outside every day. I possibly didn’t think this through particularly well as I’m sure that there will be some days when it’s absolutely throwing it down with rain and I’ll regret this pledge, but I figure I can truss M up in her waterproofs and we can dance in the garden puddles for ten minutes.
Anyway, this goal has led to lots of lovely outdoor moments already, and on Saturday we went for a walk in some woodland that we hadn’t visited before. The area has a small conservation group of volunteers who look after it, and there were various signs around with information about the local plants and wildlife. M walked up to this sign, and ‘read’ it aloud; in complete gobbledegook of course, which amused us greatly.
B’s photograph was taken indoors. I’ve upped my Pondering Playtime series to weekly for 2019, and last week, I set up a tuff spot linked to That’s not my fairy… It was the first time that B had properly got involved in a tuff spot activity, and she loved it. I think M really enjoyed playing with her, too.
I’m looking forward to coming up with more activities that they can both engage in. It’s lovely watching them as they start to interact with each other more and I’m sure that will only improve as we move through the year.