Living Arrows 2018 (5/53)
Every Monday a blog linky ‘Living Arrows” is run by Donna at What the Redhead Said. The project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”, and so every week parenting bloggers link up their captured moments of childhood from the previous week. I have vowed to throw myself more into my blog and YT channel now we’re settling into our new life, and so thought this is a great way to document our year for my own memoirs and also to update you on our family life.
Last week was a little easier for the children, as they seem to be slowly settling into their new preschool and schools. Daisy has started to make some friends from a different class in her Year 4 group and so felt happier in the playground at playtimes. She’s also getting a little help to bring her maths up to an understanding of the change in maths learning here, as they adopt the Chinese maths methods. Teddy, although not keen on doing two full sessions at preschool and having to eat lunch there, is setting well and enjoyed an Elmer day, and was very proud of the Elmer biscuit he made. Finlay has made a couple of friends to hang about with at lunch time and has also found a new love for visiting the school’s cosy library and the school’s pet dog Rolo.
At the weekend we grabbed some much needed fresh air and got out to explore Castle Howard. I have wanted to visit here for years and after a wobbly start of silly fallings out we took this picture and then continued to have a great family walk. This outing brought us all together and we all felt happier and energised for it! On a final note I was so proud of Fin for helping Teddy manage the last wet long stretch back to the car.