A Quiet Week – Living Arrows 38/52 (2020)

a quiet week

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Last week was fairly uneventful really. Still settling back into school and adapting to Year 1. So we’ve not been making too many other plans as the twigs are pretty tired. Definitely a very quiet week!


After school I’ve been trying to keep up with reading with the twigs most days. They’re both doing really well. It’s mad to think this time last year they couldn’t read a thing and now they’re reading so fluently!

They also now have spellings to learn each week! Such a jump up from Reception. So far they’ve found them pretty simple luckily. So we’ve just done a little bit of fun practice but not had to do too much in the way of learning them yet.

A park trip and a few behaviour struggles

At the weekend we had a playdate at the park with their twin buddies, which was lovely. I am finding the twiglets’ behaviour quite difficult to manage sometimes when we’re out. It often ends up being quite stressful at the moment. I think it’s where they’re behaving so well at school and releasing all the demons when they’re with me haha!

It’s putting me off taking them both out on my own though. Which is a bit rubbish because that’s how I used to feel when they were babies! I’d panic about them both screaming at the same time in public and me not being able to handle it. I didn’t expect that I’d be feeling that anxiety again now that they’re 5 years old! But hopefully they’ll settle down soon!

A bit of crafting

Other than that. we’ve done a bit of easy crafting at home. You probably know I’m a big fan of craft kits so I was thrilled when Baker Ross sent us a couple of their subscription boxes to try.

So this week’s Living Arrows photos are of the twigs having fun making some windmills for the garden πŸ™‚

a quiet week twins making Baker Ross windmills
A quiet week twins with homemade windmills

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

Kahlil Gibran

Thanks for reading and hope you have a great week, whether it’s a quiet one or a busy one!

Til next time,

Hannah xx

Living Arrows

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    1. Yep exactly this! C just seems a pretty extreme case 😐 Thank you, I have consumed all three of those copiously this weekend haha!

  1. If it makes you feel any better mine are the same good at school and horrors at home. I am hoping it will get better as the weeks go on and we all get more settled.

    1. To be fair, I’m very grateful it’s that way round – and I know it means they feel safe and secure at home etc. Just a bit tricky to deal with innit! Yes I think it’s all a bit of a shock for them after lockdown and everything, hopefully you’re right xx

  2. I really know about that behaviour thing – I always think it’s for the best when children behave for others and are at their worst with their parents. It’s the way it should be really – although we’d love them to be on best behaviour all the time! Ours definitely have times like this x

    1. It is definitely for the best that way round, I agree and of course it means they feel safe at home etc. C just seems a little on the extreme side and it’s a bit tricky to know how to handle her sometimes! xx

  3. Oh I definitely feel you with the behaviour! I think they work so hard to concentrate and behave at school that they have to just let it all out when they come home. Gabe has just started Year 1 too and he’s feeling all the emotions after school. Hopefully it will settle down a bit for them as they get more used to it though.

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