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.
This past week has been all about pushing boundaries and exploring consequences for M. It’s been quite challenging to keep her occupied while also looking after B! Generally I’ve managed it, but there’s been the odd occasion where I’ve taken my eye off the ball and it’s ended badly. For example, I dared to put our lunch plates in the dishwasher and heard a smash as M decided to find out what would happen if she threw my water glass on the tile floor. Well, she certainly knows now! Fortunately B was out of the way and M was on a chair at the time, so no one was hurt, and she looked very shocked and sad about it all. At least we have more space in our overflowing glasses cupboard, now…
We also had a bit of a near miss with a police car at the park on Monday. Fortunately M stopped in her tracks when I shouted to her, and was safe (to be fair to her it was a pedestrianised area and not somewhere anyone would expect to see a speeding car!) but it’s made me really jittery with her around cars. As a result, we’ve had her reins on almost every time she’s been walking anywhere near cars to make sure she’s safe, while she learns the rules of the road.
This week’s photograph of M was taken at the beach on Sunday. We went to Caister, somewhere I’ve not been since my childhood. Caister has a beautiful sandy beach and M was so excited to start playing in it. So much so, that I snapped this photograph almost straight away – as you can see, she’s still got her reins on from walking from the car park! It was lovely to see her playing in the sand, which is something she’s been apprehensive about in the past.
B has been her usual laid-back self for the past week – provided she can see what’s going on! She loves nothing more than to have a good look at what M is up to. I think she’s got to the stage where she wants to be mobile but is frustrated that she isn’t. Unfortunately her Pavlik harness is restricting her ability to roll over so she’s yet to hit that milestone, despite turning 4 months old on Sunday. This week B is having a hip scan to check the harness is doing what it should be doing. Let’s hope it’s all moving in the right direction!