Living Arrows {2018} 10/53

March 5, 2018

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 a bit about what we’ve been up to the previous week.

I couldn’t write about last week, without writing about snow! We had around 25cm of snowfall on Tuesday night, which led to the police advising everyone to stay off the roads unless it was an emergency, and over 400 schools in the county closing for three days. Which meant hubby and I both had snow days, as I’d been booked to work on Wednesday!

It’s actually been really lovely having hubby at home for the past five days, almost like a second half term holiday. I know most people find the snow to be a complete pain, but it’s come at the perfect time for us. It’s given us some extra, very much valued, time as a family of three before the new baby makes an appearance at the end of the month.

We could have used the time to finish sorting the nursery (and we did do a little bit of that) but mainly we just got out in the garden and had some fun in the snow! If you’ve been following my Instagram or Facebook page then you’ll know that M was not a fan of the snow at first! On the first day, she cried as soon as her wellies touched the snow! We persisted, though, and took her outside in her snowsuit every day.

Gradually, M became more confident walking in the snow. I can understand why she didn’t like it at first; the snow was up past her knees and must have seemed very intimidating. As the days went on, the snow became harder and more compacted, and probably felt a bit more manageable for her. On Friday, we got the bubble machine out as we wanted to do a bubble experiment that I shared in my Early Years play and learning Facebook group (it didn’t work!). M stood on the snow by herself and had a lovely time!

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Hubby and I do wonder if she’ll always be a bit of a scaredy cat, but we’re going to keep trying to give her the opportunity to face her fears so that she can overcome them. I have to say though, I’m somewhat relieved that there’s no more snow forecast for this week, as we’re definitely ready to get out of the house now!

How has your week been? Have you had lots of snow where you are?

Living Arrows - a diary of a week in the life of my 21 month old daughter. This week, SNOW!

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20 responses to “Living Arrows {2018} 10/53”

  1. Katy Stevens says:

    So pleased that M was enjoying the snow by the end of the week. She’s so cute!

  2. Stacie says:

    Glad your little one enjoyed the snow in the end! It sounds like you had a lot! Ours is all gone now, melted away – you’d think we never even had any. Enjoy your week xx #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      We had loads! Thankfully there are just a few remnants left now – although there are still some huge snow drifts yet to melt along the roadsides!

  3. We are in for some serious snow this week as well. Means we are land locked! Can’t complain.

    • Jules says:

      Eek! Thankfully ours is well on the way to being all gone now. I’ve been out today and it was lovely not having to worry about slipping over!

  4. I think some children are just more cautious by nature, my son certainly is, but i’m sure a love of snow will come #livingarrows

  5. How lovely to have extra family time. what a beautiful photo of your daughter. #livingarrows

  6. Sarah says:

    Aww what a gorgeous photo! I’m glad your little one got used to the snow when it wasn’t so soft. We didn’t brave it out in the snow last week, it was so cold I couldn’t bare it!!

    Sarah #livingarrows

    • Jules says:

      We only did short stints outside each time so it wasn’t too bad! I’m glad M got to experience it though, as we don’t get snow often, thankfully!

  7. Donna says:

    Oh look at her gorgeous little happy face!! It really did feel like a second half term didn’t it!? x

  8. That is such a gorgeous photo! I have to be honest I find it hard sometimes to know what to do for the best when my children are afraid of things, whether to just let them be or to push them a little bit to keep trying and facing whatever it is. Sounds like you made the right choice to keep encouraging M out into the snow though, looks like she loved it in the end! x #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      I know what you mean! There were several times where I asked her if she wanted to go out, and she said no, so I didn’t push it and we stayed inside and did something else. On the other hand, I’m pleased that we encouraged her to go out for just a little while each day, as she definitely became more confident as the days went on. I think we all need a push sometimes, even as adults! x

  9. Sarah says:

    Aww, she’s so cute! I’m not surprised she was scared of the snow at first – it must be very strange if you’ve never seen it before! #LivingArrows

  10. Emma Farley says:

    I’m loving everyone’s cute snow pics. My kid liked the snow from inside the house – once we got outside and he fell over and realised how cold it was he wasn’t a fan and insisted on being carried.

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