Living Arrows 2015 – Week 41 – Cousins


Living Arrows – Week 41 – Cousins

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

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The relationship Little Mr has with his older cousin K is a very special one. There might be 5 years in between them but they absolutely adore each other. Luckily for Little Mr he gets to spend time with his cousin one day per week as when he spends the day with my Mom, they both go and collect K from school and they spend the rest of the afternoon together playing and driving my Mom barmy.

There’s a special bond between them as they both irritate each other but love each other so much. It’s very similar to how I was with my sister when we were growing up. Sometimes, we would happily play games with each other and do practically everything with each other then other days we would bicker and fight and drive each other mad.

Over the weekend, my Sister and my nephew came over to our house and we managed to spend some quality time with each other. Due to life dynamics we don’t get to spend as much time with each other as we would like so it’s always nice to get out with the boys and enjoy the great outdoors.

Living Arrows MrsShilts

Living Arrows MrsShilts

My nephew had some homework to do for school based on an autumn walk so we went over to Sandwell Valley and went hunting for multi-coloured leaves, branches, acorns and conkers. It was a lovely couple of hours. The boys loved playing in the woods, collecting leaves and climbing upon fallen branches.

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We finished off our afternoon with half an hour on the adventure park and although Little Mr had an almighty meltdown about something really insignificant, we had a lovely afternoon.

Living Arrows MrsShilts

Living Arrows MrsShilts

I really hope one day that I’ll be able to give Little Mr a baby brother or sister to play with as he does his cousin. He’ll be the best big brother ever!

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  • Reply Hayley (@hayleyfromhome) 13/10/2015 at 1:51 pm

    He certainly looks like he adores him! It’s lovely that he gets to spend time with him, I bet as they get older they will be just as close as now! #livingarrows

  • Reply Jenna 13/10/2015 at 2:06 pm

    He will make a wonderful Big Brother one day, I’m sure. :)

    It’s so lovely that he has a wonderful relationship with his cousins.


  • Reply Sian 14/10/2015 at 2:35 pm

    What sweet photos! Looks like they have a special bond and it’s lovely they get to see each other weekly!

  • Reply Donna 17/10/2015 at 11:28 pm

    They always look like they have just the best time together! Family is such a great thing, especially when you’re little – ready made friends x

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