Living Arrows 2018

Living Arrows – 28/52 {2018}

Kahlil Gibran – “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Living Arrows

Each week I link up with Living Arrows, a linky hosted by Donna from What The Redhead Said.  As Donna explains the project takes its name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran called On Children.

So every week I’ll be posting a photo of Isla from the last week that captures a moment of childhood. 

Isla absolutely loves her bath times. She always has done, right from her very first bath. She loves playing in the bath, with all of her toys, and random other items in the bath.

However she is not so much of a fan of going upstairs for her bath. Each night we have to persuade her to go up. Bubbles, colour changing bubbles, playing with her toys, cuddles afterwards with her favourite teddy.

Most recently though, it has been “you can sit in front of the fan!”

It has been so ridiculously hot in our house the last few weeks. It is rarely below 25C, and we’ve seen it as high as 29.4C upstairs one evening last week. It’s just how it is with houses like ours. You can’t get them cool. So we spend our days with the curtains and windows closed. Then once it gets to the evening we open the windows a bit, hoping to get a little bit of a cool breeze in.

Living Arrows - 28/52 {2018}

When we bring Isla upstairs for her bath we turn on the fan to blow some cooler air around. Isla seems to have taken a liking to the fan, and thinks it’s hilarious to sit in front of it and it blow in her face. She has now also discovered that it is fun to stand in front of the fan naked!

It’s a sure-fire way at the moment of getting her upstairs and ready for her bath. The problem is now though that we are struggling to get her away from the fan and in to the bath! Oh well, one step at a time!

The Mamma Fairy has some great tips for how to deal with the hot weather when you have babies and young children. We’ve been using the ice in front of the fan one for the past few weeks!

Living Arrows

Living Arrows – 28/52 {2018}

If you’d like to see Life As Mrs D’s previous Living Arrows posts, you can find all of 2017’s here


you can find Life As Mrs D’s posts for Living Arrows 2018 here.


  1. Angela Adventures In WebsterlandWebster (@FrugalMrsW)

    July 12, 2018 at 11:05 am

    She’s definitely got the right idea ! I would spend all day in front of the fan if I could. She looks so happy cooling down x #livingarrows

  2. Donna

    July 15, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    Her hair is hilarious – but what a great way to end the day! I think I might sit in front of a fan too x

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