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.
Last week I celebrated my birthday. Birthdays are a bit different since becoming a stay-at-home parent. On the one hand, my birthday week (because we all know birthdays last a whole week, right?!) wasn’t really about me, but on the other hand, I had the (relative) freedom of being able to choose how to spend my day. M had preschool in the morning but after that, we went into Norwich and had a lovely long lunch with a friend, before coming home and having dinner and birthday cake with Matthew. It was a lovely way to spend a birthday.
M’s photo this week was taken while we were doing our peg construction tuff spot activity. M’s interest in numbers and counting has increased dramatically this week, so I’m trying to encourage that as much as possible. I challenged M to fit as many pegs as she could onto a lolly stick, and then asked her to count them. As you can see she took it all very seriously and hasn’t stopped counting things and trying to write numbers, since!
B has continued to be pretty clingy while M has been at preschool in the mornings. She has been wanted to cuddle me almost constantly and is happiest when we’re at home. She’s also been very picky about having a feed and a nap during the last hour that M is at preschool, so I don’t think we’re anywhere close to ending our breastfeeding journey just yet!
This week is back into routine again, and M is looking forward to her five mornings at preschool. I’ve got another number-related tuff spot planned, so hopefully she’ll enjoy that!