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 week has felt like we haven’t really stopped. We’ve rushed from one thing to another, but I can’t really put my finger on what we’ve done! I think sleep deprivation is getting to me. B consistently wakes at around 2 or 3am for a feed, and after several months of this routine, it’s starting to take its toll. I’m definitely someone who needs their sleep! Hopefully things will start to improve. I know it could be worse, so I’ll try not to complain too much!
Mostly, we’ve been finishing off our front garden makeover (we’ve planted a little hedge and a couple of pots, but we still need the front door painted) and we’ve had a few little outings. On Thursday morning, I set up a tuff spot for M to play in. She loves her tuff spot and always gets excited when she sees that I’ve created something for her to play with. These sensory scarves started off as a river, but M loves putting them over her head, like a little old lady.
On Thursday afternoon, we went on a little review visit to a local bowling alley (review post to follow at the end of the week!). Obviously B couldn’t participate, but she was so good. She spent most of the time in her pram, playing with her toys. Inevitably, she had enough of doing that eventually, so Matthew had her on his shoulder. He even managed to bowl holding her, which she didn’t seem to mind!
This week, Matthew is back at work full time. I have mixed feelings about this! M’s toddler classes don’t start until next week, so I think this week will be a challenge. None of the structure and all of the childcare down to me. Joy! We do have a few nice meet ups with friends planned, though, and a couple of visits from the grandparents booked in. So in reality we have something to do almost every day. Hopefully that will make things easier.
If you’ve got a back-to-school happening this week, I hope it goes well and everyone settles in nicely. Even more so if, like Matthew, you’ve got a first-day-at-a-new-school happening. Exciting times!