Living Arrows 37/52 (2021)

So apparently going back to work pretty much full time doesn’t leave much time for anything else, especially writing blog posts! The last week seems to have flown by – with full days at school and they trying to fit everything else in in the few hours between coming home and bed time it feels like I barely have time to stop for more than five minutes!

We’re all getting on fine though – the boys are happy at school and I’m still finding my feet in my new job. It’s very rewarding being back in a classroom but I’m absolutely shattered by the end of each day. After 6 years of mostly working from the sofa in front of the TV, being on my feet chasing after little kids all day is definitely a big change!

I wrote last week that Gabe had started Beavers and Toby had moved up to Cubs when they went back to school. They went again last week and both really enjoyed it. I’ve mentioned before that I grew up with Scouting – both my parents are still leaders in their 70s and it’s just something that’s always been a part of my life so I’m really happy that both the boys are going now and enjoying being a part of the Scout movement.

Gabe wearing a blue Beaver jumper and a navy cap with a big smile on his face

After two years of watching Toby enjoying Beavers, and lots of his classmates going in the last year, Gabe was so happy to finally be hold enough to join himself. He was upset he didn’t get any badges his first week but we explained he would have to wait at least a few weeks before he got his first ones!

Toby in a green Cub jumper holding a yellow 'Cub of the Week badge

Toby was super happy to be awarded Cub of the Week for his Six in his first week – I didn’t burst his bubble and tell him they probably always give it to the new Cubs at their first meeting!

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.

Living Arrows

3 thoughts on “Living Arrows 37/52 (2021)

  1. Well done Toby! Amazing that your parents are still leaders in their 70’s! Cub scouts provide so many life skills and opportunities to kids and even more so after the last few years. I’m so grateful that our group is back running every week x

  2. I’ve been thinking of signing Iris up to rainbows/brownies in our area as it’s such a beneficial thing for kids to be part of. I’m glad to hear you’re enjoying being back in the classroom despite how tiring it is!

    Katrina x

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