Living Arrows 19/52 (2019)

I’m back this week for another Living Arrows post, and it’s one with some very exciting news! Well, it’s exciting if you’re five and you’ve been waiting for your wobbly tooth to fall out since Christmas!!

Yes, if you’ve been reading these posts for the last month or so you’ll know that Toby’s top front teeth have been getting wobblier and wobblier. Well yesterday the wobbliest one finally fell out! Honestly, they started wobbling before Christmas and the last few weeks I have been amazed that one of them has been hanging on for so long.

Toby is nearly six and has just lost another tooth

By the time I took this photo in the afternoon he was all smiles but we had quite a few tears when the tooth first came out. Toby always reacts quite dramatically to any physical pain or change so it wasn’t unexpected but he did cry for a while because his mouth felt funny without his tooth.

He calmed down after a little while though and I’m sure he’ll get used to it soon. You can already see the adult tooth poking through so I don’t think he’s going to have a gap for long anyway. And his other front tooth is very wobbly too so I’m sure it won’t be too long before that one comes out too.

Both boys have been full of colds all week but they were feeling better by this weekend and so on Saturday we managed to make it out to a family forest school session. It’s run by a local company called Roots to Branches in a wood on private land not far from where we live. We’d heard about it because one of Toby’s friends from school had been going so I thought we’d give it a try.

Gabe has started doing forest school sessions at nursery recently, and they both love exploring outside and finding sticks and things so I thought they would most likely enjoy it. They were both a bit apprehensive at first but soon got into the spirit of the group.

Toby made friends with a girl about the same age as him and was off building shelters and learning how to light a fire. And Gabe mostly enjoyed throwing sticks on the fire and toasting marshmallows (which he then gave to me to eat because he doesn’t like them!)

Gabe watching the fire at Forest School

The family sessions are only on once a month but we’ll definitely be back again, and I think we might take Daddy with us next time too!

I’m away again next weekend at the Flea Retreat, a blogging retreat that I’m helping to organise so I may well be late with my Living Arrows post. Barry’s taking the boys up to see his mum while I’m away so hopefully he’ll manage to get some pictures for me and I’ll get the post up when I can.

If you’d like to see the rest of my Living Arrows posts you can find them all here.

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9 thoughts on “Living Arrows 19/52 (2019)

  1. Forest school looks really fun! M starts forest school sessions with her preschool next half term. I think she’ll enjoy it.

    Hurrah for a lost tooth! I’m not surprised Toby was upset as he’s probably become quite attached to wobbling it for all of that time. Glad to see that he soon felt better. #LivingArrows

  2. They might be called baby teeth but they are tough little things. Daisy had exactly the same reaction as Toby when her tooth came out, she cried for hours but then calmed down and enjoyed the gappy feeling. Forest schooled looks brilliant, the kids get so much out of it don’t they. Enjoy your retreat x

  3. Oh well done Toby on his tooth! My eldest is not good with pain and there is always drama when he has wobbly teeth! Thankfully my youngest is the opposite! #LivingArrows

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