A Change in Weather – Living Arrows 18/52 (2020)

a change in weather

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

Kahlil Gibran

This week of lockdown has felt a bit tougher than the ones before it. And I think that has been due to one main reason: the change in weather.

Throughout lockdown so far, I’ve been dreading the weather changing. I’ve been so aware that the glorious sunshine has made staying at home a lot more bearable. Parenting in particular is so much easier when you can chuck the kids out in the garden any time they need to let off some steam! It was so lovely spending so much time outdoors for the first few weeks, even putting up the paddling pool some days!

This week has been much colder and wetter. I know it’s totally pathetic to whinge about the weather when some people are having a genuinely crappy time of lockdown for all sorts of reasons. But it has definitely felt a bit harder this week!

Of course we have still got out for a few walks – mostly in between rainy spells, although we did get soaked a couple of times. And the twigs, like most children, love splashing about in puddles so they don’t really mind too much.

I think the difference is more the effect sunshine has on my mood and motivation levels. Everything just looks brighter and nicer in the sunshine somehow, doesn’t it? On those bleak, grey days, I definitely find it much harder to muster up the motivation for a day of home schooling, or for doing jobs round the house etc.

change in weather

So I chose this photo for my Living Arrows post this week as it was my effort to brighten up a miserable, rainy day. With rainbows obvs πŸ™‚ And I guess that’s what we have to try to do… Find the rainbows and the happy little moments in every day πŸ™‚

How has your week been? Have you found the change in weather tough?

Thanks for reading! Til next time,

Hannah xx

Living Arrows

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23 Comments

  1. We’re very lucky to have a garden and it makes lockdown so much more bearable, especially for the kids. But i did notice a huge difference when the weather changed and we were confined to the house. #MMBC

    1. Yep definitely! It’s been nice and sunny today – hope it continues! πŸ™‚

  2. Loving those umbrellas – how colourful! The change in the weather sure did change our mood and mindset. Lockdown in lovely weather ain’t so bad but it’s rough in the rain!

  3. I completely agree!! I found those days we had nice weather I didn’t mind our lockdown situation nearly as much as those days it was dreary and cold and pouring.

    1. Yes thank you, the weekend was glorious! Hope you enjoyed it too πŸ™‚ Bit chilly again now though!

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