Living Arrows 38/52 (2021)

It’s been another full on week of work and school here. Last weekend though we did manage to fit in some outdoor time – although it’s getting more autumnal by the day we were really lucky with the weather all weekend.

On Saturday afternoon we went to forest school for a play in the woods. I mostly sat on a bench with a cup of coffee and let the boys get on with it. The woods where we go are relatively small, and fully fenced too, so I know the boys are safe to just wander off and play without me.

The only time I had to intervene was when they were squabbling about who’s turn it was to go on the slack line…

Toby balancing on a slack line between two trees in the woods

On Sunday both the boys had their Street Monkeys sessions as usual but I also took Gabe to an outdoor birthday party. It took a bit of logistical juggling to get him there (and made me realise that having two cars is still useful even though I keep saying we should get rid of one of them).

Gabe inside a big wooden shelter he made in the woods

The children all had a great time exploring and made this massive shelter – we can’t take much credit though; we were a bit late and they’d already done most of it by the time we got there! It was good to get out in the fresh air for a bit and for me to catch up with some of the other parents. Now I’m working at school I don’t get to see anyone at the school gates other than for a quick hello because we go straight into school in the mornings and the boys come and wait at my classroom at the end of the day so I’m missing those daily chats I used to get.

Anyway, that’s all for now. We’re all tired this weekend so planning a quiet one at home mostly – apparently Gabe wants to start watching the Star Wars films so we’re going with it!

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.

Living Arrows

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