Living Arrows 2018

Living Arrows – 35/52 {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. 

Can’t you just tell it’s bank holiday weekend? The weather certainly knows it is! I didn’t quite turn the heating on yesterday, but I did spend most of it with a blanket wrapped around me, while wearing a big thick cardy!

Aaanyway… on to this weeks Living Arrows.

We’ve done baby led weaning with Isla from the start. I’ve said on many occasion that her first proper meal at 6 months old was chilli con carne. She loved it, and still loves it now (as long as I pick out the kidney beans for her!) Doing baby led weaning is meant to encourage your child to be less of a picky eater the older they get.

Not Isla.

She can be such a pain in the bum with eating. She likes certain foods, and is not great at trying new things anymore. Despite the wide variety of things she’d tried, eaten, and enjoyed when she was much younger.

One of her favourite dinners is peanut sauce with pasta. It was one of my favourite meals as a child too, and it still is.

Living Arrows - 35/52 {2018}

Isla loves it so much, she regularly asked to have it for dinner. It’s our fall back meal, if she’s really tired, unhappy, or we just need a quick meal we know she’ll eat, we have peanut sauce with pasta. And she wolfs it down.

This week, when I’ve asked Isla what she would like for breakfast her standard response of peanut butter and nutella on toast has changed to “peanut sauce, and milk, Mama!” And on Wednesday I gave in and gave it to her! We were down to breakfast late, and she had to be out at nursery in just over an hour, so there was no way I could get her to eat breakfast and lunch before that. I knew she’d eat more peanut sauce than she would breakfast, or anything else I gave her for lunch. So she had peanut sauce and milk for breakfast!

At the end of the day, she is eating, so I didn’t really mind too much. It is a healthy meal – protein, dairy, vegetables. Some days you just have to pick your battles.

Living Arrows

Living Arrows – 35/52 {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. katykicker

    August 28, 2018 at 7:50 am

    Sounds like you’re trying your best! Daisy was a great eater when small, then all the allergies came to light and things got worse and worse. Thankfully she’s started eating a great variety again now – I think Nursery really helps.
    I’m a fussy eater, and always have been, I think for some people it’s just in their DNA! x

  2. Rachel ~ Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles

    August 28, 2018 at 11:10 am

    I have one picky eater and one who will try anything! I’ve never had peanut sauce and pasta or milk! Sounds intriguing! #LivingArrows

  3. Donna

    September 2, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Sometimes you have to choose your battles – and if they’re eating something it’s better than eating nothing. I love having a fall back meal that they’re always eat x

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