Living Arrows {2018} 29/53

July 16, 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 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.

M at the beach with her bucket and spade
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 with her 4 months old timeline card

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!

A weekly diary of my daughters' lives at 4 months and 25 months. This week, M has been pushing boundaries and B wants to see everything!

Living Arrows

12 responses to “Living Arrows {2018} 29/53”

  1. Such lovely pictures! I can’t believe your LO is 4 months old already! #LivingArrows

    • Jules says:

      I know, time is whizzing by! Can’t imagine weaning her but I know she’ll be six months old and ready to start in the blink of an eye!

  2. Katy Stevens says:

    Fingers crossed the hip scan goes well and all is progressively smoothly x

  3. Donna says:

    So sorry to hear she’s been testing the boundaries. The good thing is that once they are well and truly tested she’ll be massively aware of them! The beach looks beautiful! x

    • Jules says:

      She’s already smashed another glass this week, so not quite as aware of them as I’d like! Today has been lovely though. Onwards and upwards! x

  4. Mine is the same, we have to use reins. This week my sister was over from Canada and we went on a day out, my sister got her out the car and didn’t grab her reins and she flew off running across the car park. I’ve never shouted to her like that in my whole life! It was so scary. I’m trying to teach her the rules of not running off. but she just laughs and think its a game. I’m hoping she will get over this stage quickly.


    • Jules says:

      I’m sure she’ll come out the other side. It’s so difficult as they don’t understand the potential consequences, do they? In the meantime, reins to the rescue! x

  5. Stacey says:

    Sounds like you have had a week to keep you on your toes. I love the beach photo.

  6. Sarah says:

    I love that picture of B – she’s so happy! And glad to hear she had her harness off since you wrote this. We went through a similar stage with Gabe where he had to have reins on all the time but he’s much better now he’s nearly 3. #LivingArrows

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