Living Arrows 6

by Jemma Harvey-Jones

No. 6


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

It feels like we’ve had another very quiet week here – I imagine that most of us have with the situation being as it is still. I wasn’t sure that I’d have any photos to share. However, scrolling back through my phone I realised that we have enjoyed some really lovely moments together as a family this week… perhaps less is more?

Until now, Little M has, for the most part, avoided her dressing up rail but she came to me this week wanting to wear her Elsa dress. ALL DAY, EVERY DAY! She decided that she needed a North Mountain so the kitchen table became her stage.

I set Daddy and Little M up with a couple of ‘bear’ books, a bear template and some crafty bits whilst I cooked lunch on Sunday.

Unfortunately the Elsa dress didn’t fair so well with copious amounts of ‘drippy glue’… the pritt stick made an appearance and a change of outfit was needed! She enjoyed cleaning up though!

I dug out some more of my clothes from when I was a baby: Baby F modelled some 35 years old knitting (courtesy of her great nannie).

Not photo-worthy but I also really enjoyed watching Mary Poppins with Little M. It’s the first ‘classic’ that she’s seen. We cuddled up in front of the fire and she made it through a fair bit of it. She wasn’t that keen to begin but then the songs got her, as I knew they would, and she was dancing away.


Living Arrows is a weekly linky, hosted by the fabulous Donna from What The Redhead Said, celebrating childhood. The project originally took its name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Every Monday we will share a photo/photos from the previous week that capture a moment of childhood.

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Hannah February 8, 2021 - 8:24 pm

Aww we love Mary Poppins 🙂 Your bubba has the most beautiful eyes 🙂 #livingarrows

Mummy Barrow February 9, 2021 - 12:15 pm

Wearing an Elsa dress for a whole day is a life goal!

Donna February 13, 2021 - 9:45 pm

That little bonnet is just the cutest! I love the days where they just want to dress up and spend the day in character! x

Madeline (This Glorious Life) February 14, 2021 - 5:48 pm

Oh my goodness the photos of F in the bonnet are so lovely! And my 6 year old has been Elsa a few times this week too! x

Katrina | ChatterFox February 15, 2021 - 9:37 am

I love babies in hand knitted clothes! We’ve also watched Mary Poppins for the first time this week and my 3 year old was the same, struggled to get into it but then the songs got her and we watched the whole thing. She now asks for the ‘kite song film’!

Katrina x


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