I’m back again, albeit a little late this week. This is mostly because I hadn’t taken any pictures of Toby and Gabe at all last week so I had to wait until I had some to use. Lock down restrictions might be easing around the country but everything is still continuing the same as it has been around here for the last 12 or 13 weeks (or however long it’s been now!)
Since lock down began we’ve sort of stuck to our routine – the boys still get up and go to bed at the same time as usual, meals are at the same time, and we get out of our pyjamas and get dressed, well most of the time at least.
One thing that has moved around though is Toby and Gabe’s bath time. They only have a bath once a week and it was usually during the day on a Sunday. This might seem a bit odd but it works for us.
The boys like to have a really long bath and can stay in there playing together for ages. If we wait to have the bath before bed there’s never really long enough. And we figured out when they were toddlers that a bath doesn’t calm them down, if anything it does the opposite!
Anyway, since we’ve been at home all the time during the pandemic baths have moved around a bit. And this week they ended up in the bath on Monday morning when I took this week’s pictures. Toby definitely needs another haircut. I’m so envious of his thick, bouncy hair though – he certainly didn’t get that from me!
Gabe has got so much better in the bath this year. He has always liked it but would never put his head anywhere near the water and would scream and cry when it came to hair washing time. Except for the odd moan if the water gets in his eyes, it’s so much easier now. I just hope he remembers he doesn’t mind putting his head in the water when it’s eventually time for the boys to get back to their swimming lessons!
That’s all from me for this week anyway, I hope you’re keeping safe and staying sane, and I’ll be back next week with another Living Arrows post.
This is my ninth 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.