This first photo I had to include as seeing them all dressed up smart, paying their respects makes me very proud.
I have had another week of solo parenting and so with the challenging behaviour from half term still around, I set about making the week be more organised, focused and more positive to try and deal with it better for my own sanity and mum guilt. In doing so I have really spent a lot of time with them as I have found it has helped keep at bay the sibling squabbles.
Florence has loved me focusing more attention on her and has enjoyed doing some puzzles and using play dough. She turned a lacing game into a build a tower and knock it down game. I sometimes get frustrated that she doesn’t like to pay alone, but I know that I need to just be patient with her and remember that she will play more independently the older she becomes and try and find ways to help her independence.
The recent persistent rain has meant we really haven’t gone outdoors as much, so with a few walks towards the end of the week, it really has done wonders to help lift everyone’s mood and eliminate some of that challenging behaviour.
I don’t know why we didn’t get out sooner! Especially with the addition of hot chocolate and a good old Pinterest recipe for flapjack.
This last photo from our woodland walk really sums up the mad bunch and their expressions have definitely been how I have felt at times the past two weeks!
You can read last weeks Living Arrows here .