Living Arrows 2015 – Week 24

Living Arrows 2015 – Week 24

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

After my recent moan about life being so hectic and not having chance to really tackle some jobs around the house, we had a weekend full of ticking jobs off the to do list. Little Mr is always very keen to ‘help’ Mummy and Daddy so when I asked him to help him sort out the contents of his wardrobe in his bedroom, he was delighted. Like every toddler, he loves to make a bit of a mess so happily pulled all the contents of said wardrobe out onto the carpet for us to sort out.

His most used sayings this weekend have been “Mummy, what’s this?” and “Ohhh my favourite!” after he’s discovered something he didn’t know he had. Although with his help, the job did take longer than expected but that’s a given with a toddler around. You don’t really get much done with their help but it’s good to get them involved and have a bit of fun along the way.

Yesterday, we wanted to spend some quality family time together so we went swimming to our local pool and he had a blast. There’s a training pool with an adjustable floor so they can put it to a suitable height for children. To Little Mr’s amazement, he could touch the floor with the water lapping up just under his chin. With a pair of armbands on, he was able to wander about the pool splashing around and learning to keep his balance standing upright. He even jumped in the pool a few times and his little face just beamed. It was lovely to watch. He looked so little but yet so grown up!

After swimming, we had some lunch and then had a lazy afternoon catching up with family via FaceTime and on the phone. Little Mr was so tired. He hasn’t napped in the afternoon for a few months now but today he looked so tired. The swimming had definitely worn him out. He spent the afternoon resisting a sleep playing YouTube roulette starting off with Peppa Pig, Heroes of the City, some random toy unboxing videos and then some bizarre religious cartoon! He was happy enough watching them all though, even though he couldn’t understand a word (nor could we) on a few of them.

Living Arrows

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 Living Arrows

Emma Shilton

Emma Shilton, is a UK Family Lifestyle blogger from the West Midlands, UK, Emma is Mummy to two boys; Olly, (born February 2013) who loves Lego, cars and old cartoons and Freddie, (born January 2018) who loves noisy toys and making a mess. The blog follows their adventures as they capture everyday life, family travels and adventures.

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  1. 15/06/2015 / 8:07 pm

    He looks so content while watching his videos! My son loves those videos too. He just video surf and he even watches russian animation of a girl & a bear! #livingarrows

  2. 16/06/2015 / 5:19 pm

    Seriously cute pictures. It just amazes me how little ones take so well to todays technology, and how it opens up their world! Don’t you just love YouTube. I have so many happy memories of doing this with my boys!

  3. 16/06/2015 / 11:16 pm

    Ah its good to get some jobs ticked off! Serious cute YouTube watching pics, nice when they can spent some time doing that.

  4. 17/06/2015 / 9:32 am

    I just love his hair! He looks so relaxed there.It makes me laugh that he said everything was his favourite, it’s so funny the stuff they come out with and nice that you have all these little things recorded here because they are so easy to forget! xx #livingarrows

  5. 17/06/2015 / 8:59 pm

    Lol at the YouTube roulette. We have a lot of that too. N even watches Peppa Pig in spanish without a worry!

    I love his curls. Did you have curls when young or is it from his dad’s side?

    • 17/06/2015 / 10:12 pm

      Believe it or not, the curls are from his Daddy’s side. I have wavy hair but when hubby was younger he had curly hair! I love them x

  6. 17/06/2015 / 11:06 pm

    I love how his hands are clasped together. That’s so cute! Mine love YouTube too and I do chuckle at the “suggested videos” of Lego building and people opening Kinder eggs!

  7. 18/06/2015 / 9:19 pm

    He is so cute, a typical 2 year old! x

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