The twiglets are five! I still can hardly believe it really – where has the time gone?! At the moment we’re still in some sort of semi-lockdown limbo state, which meant no party this year. But we tried really hard to make sure the twigs still had a lovely birthday to remember 🙂
This week we went on a search for pretty wildflowers. A friend had posted some lovely photos on her Instagram of a field of those giant daisies (I forget what they’re called!) They looked so lovely and were quite near us so we decided to head there and check them out.
This week has been another fairly uneventful week really. Just more of the same, pretty much. More trying (and basically failing) to muster up some motivation for delivering home learning. More staying at home, mostly. So visiting Painshill Park for Father’s Day today was quite a nice welcome break from the norm and we had a really lovely day 🙂
This week has been much the same as previous weeks for us. I’m still feeling pretty anxious about the easing of lockdown. So, despite the restrictions lifting further, we’ve been staying local and most of the time still staying at home. The only difference was that we did try meeting some of our wider family with social distancing in place.
If you have two or more children, they will most likely have spent more uninterrupted time with their siblings than ever before over the past few months in lockdown. I’ve found it really special to watch how the bond between the twiglets has grown and strengthened during this time.
Helloooo! It’s been a bit of a mad old week really. We’ve basically been enjoying the sunshine as much as possible, despite all the scary shiz going on around us!
“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.
I’ve chosen this photo for this week’s Living Arrows linky because I just love how enjoying the simple things can make kids so happy sometimes. In this photo the twiglets are eating homemade banana muffins inside a den they built. This would make it sound like I’m completely smashing parenting during lockdown, right? I mean, how wholesome and lovely! In reality, the muffins were burnt to within an inch of their lives and the ‘den’ was literally just a throw draped over a few garden chairs, ready to collapse at any second!
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”Kahlil Gibran
So last week was our second week of home learning. (I’m loathe to call it homeschooling – somehow I don’t feel it’s quite the same thing!) It’s still going really well. The twiglets’ behaviour is so much easier to manage when we have a bit of structure to our days. As a parent, I’ve never really been one for strict routines but right now it definitely feels right for us! H is so much more unsettled and difficult at the weekends when he has more freedom. I think I might have to keep it going through the Easter holidays at this rate!
“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” – Kahlil Gibran
Helloooo! This is my first time joining in with the Living Arrows project, created by Donna from What the Redhead Said 😊 The project is about celebrating childhood, so each week you post a photo of your little ones that captures a special moment.