Living Arrows 2018

Living Arrows – 33/52 {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. 

Super late because well…I’ve just had no motivation to write anything this week. I had a horrific headache on Saturday and Sunday, and they always take it out of me for a few days afterwards.

What a busy busy end of the week we had last week!

On Wednesday evening, after dinner and bath time,  we piled into the car and headed over to see Isla’s lovely Nana Jan. It’s so nice it only taking just over 2 hours to get there, rather than the usual 4 hours on a Friday night. The M25 sucks on a Friday!

Thursday was pretty chilled, as the heavens opened and it rained ALL day! We went to the local garden centre that had a soft play, and did some Christmas shopping too! I know,  how organised!? I can pretty much guarantee the rest now won’t get done until Christmas Eve now!

On Friday we went to the beach, built sand castles, plodged in the sea, and Isla chased a seagull…before we headed in for a drink and the heavens opened! Then the hoards descended! Both of Chris’ brothers, their wives and children visited as well over the weekend. It was so lovely seeing all the little cousins playing together.

It was also so lovely to see Isla with her Nana Jan. Whenever Jan came in from work, Isla would run up to her and give her a big cuddle. It was also fantastic when Isla woke up on Thursday morning, and was picked up by Nana Jan for cuddles and chatting, so that me and Chris could lie in for a little longer.

Living Arrows - 33/52 {2018}

Isla and I like to be late for everything. And this photo just shows that. World Breastfeeding Week was 1-7 August. I am a huge advocate of breastfeeding. Although I don’t talk about it on her much for some reason. But I always think it’s great when I see other mothers breastfeeding. It seems too rare these days. I am so proud that I am still breastfeeding Isla when she is nearly 2.5 years old, despite so many people asking me when I’m going to stop. I don’t know. I have no plans to stop, we’ll just see how things go. I love this photo. It’s of Isla at her Nana Jan’s, lying on the bed while I change her nappy, breastfeeding a toy dog! She is so tired, bless her, worn out by so much playing with everybody. But I’m pretty sure most breastfeeding mothers have had that exhausted look on their face at least once too. I love that she tries to breastfeed her toys. It gives me the warm and fuzzies.

Living Arrows

Living Arrows – 33/52 {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 Comment

  1. Donna

    August 17, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    Oh I love that she’s breastfeeding the dog! She does look tired but so content too bless her x

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