Living Arrows 2015 – Week 45
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Khalil Gibran
This weekend we’ve spent some time just the three of us exploring the city of London. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and although we have family and friends in the city, we wanted to just spend some time with just each other for company showing Olly the sights of our capital.
It wasn’t the first time Olly had been to London, he’s been to various blog events over the last couple of years with me and we’ve visited family and friends with him but we’ve never been able to show him Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and where the Queen lives.
For most of the time, Olly is an angel. He’s polite, friendly and will listen to us and follow our instructions. He’s a kind and considerate little boy who is rather sensitive at times and this is the little boy who soaks up so much information about the world around him and tells you all about it (in his own little way) it’s really quite incredible to think a two year old could think like that, often acting way above his years and we forget he’s only a toddler at just two years old.
When bedtime rolls around, we’re reminded he’s still very much our little boy who likes his ‘do-do’ (dummy) and his bottle of milk. I know we should really be making an effort to wean him off the dummy but he only ever has it at bedtime and has to put it away for during the day. We’ve spoken to him about it on numerous occasions about having to give up the dummy as big boys don’t have do-do’s and he’s agreed to give it up but then bedtime comes around again and he gets so upset if he can’t have it. It’s going to be a hard slog going cold turkey on that one.
If you’ve got any advice about getting your toddler to give up their dummy, I’d love to hear from you!