I’m a bit late with my Living Arrows post this week, mostly because I hadn’t taken any photos of the boys at all last week. They’ve settled back into the school routine as if they’ve never been away really, and I’ve been making the most of a quiet house to get it all clean and tidy again after them being at home for the last six weeks!
After the first full week at school since before Christmas we were all ready for a quiet weekend. On Saturday I took the boys for a walk to town to pick up our free World Book Day books from the local bookshop who were doing a doorway exchange. Toby picked the Little Badman book and has already read about half of it – it’s lovely to see him reading just for pleasure, he doesn’t do it that often but it always makes me happy when he does.
On Sunday I got a lie in for Mother’s Day, although Barry and I usually take it in turns to have weekend lie ins now anyway so it wasn’t that much of a novelty! The boys had both made me cards and school and Barry had got me some chocolates on their behalf too – he would have taken them to shop to choose something themselves but we’re still trying to avoid any unnecessary trips out for them…. maybe next year!
In the afternoon we popped over to the Scout campsite round the corner from our house to take some pictures for my dad. He does a lot of work on the site, and I maintain their website so he wanted me to put some new pictures up of the new toilet block. It was chucking it down though so we didn’t really hang around – Gabe did manage a little bit of puddle splashing though…
Toby’s picture this week is another Zoom Beavers snap – the leaders have been great at organising lots of activities that the children can do over Zoom (just look at all his badges – most of them he has earned since the start of the pandemic!) I know they will all be looking forward to getting back to face to face meetings as soon as they can. Toby is due to move up to Cubs before the summer though so I hope he at least gets a few in person meetings with Beavers before then!
I hope you have all settled back into the school routine too – it’s quite nice to think they’ve only got another week after this one before they’re on holiday again though!
This is my eighth year taking part in this linky celebrating childhood, based on a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” .
If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.