It’s another week of Living Arrows. Every Monday I will be sharing a photo that celebrates childhood.
The project originally took its name from a poem –
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”
– Kahlil Gibran
Last week it was half term in Devon, the weather was fairly kind to us. There was only one really wet day when we had no choice but to stay inside. We tried to get out and about in the fresh air and have some fun. As I don’t drive I am unable to jump in a car and go to a lot of places. We are lucky however to live in walking distance of a little woodland walk.
We have had an achievement in the house this week, we finally got J to wear wellies. Every time we tried in the past he wouldn’t put them on. This has meant he was able to have a lot more fun. Including jumping in muddy puddles.
They both had a lot of fun when they went up to Woodbury common. So many puddles. Needless to say they were a little wet and muddy afterwards. Even now J keeps talking about jumping in puddles and showing me how he did it. He now loves his wellies.
Round the back of where we live, there is a lovely little woodland walk that both the children enjoy walking. There is a quite a big stream and they love to throw stones in it. Every time J threw one he kept saying almost, when in fact all of his stones were going into a hedge. He does make us giggle.
Not too far from home there is a huge acorn tree which the kids love. J likes to throw them in a pile whilst E looks for the nicest ones she can find so she can use them for painting with or arts and crafts.
Its been a great week and both J and I will miss E this week. Thankfully it’s not too long until Easter when we can go on some more adventures.