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Living Arrows Week 11 Finding fun in the mundane

The Living Arrows project took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”.

Every week, I shall be posting a photo taken the week before and I can’t wait to see the collection at the end of the year. 

This week’s photo:


Living Arrows Week 11 Finding fun in the mundane



Ok. So there is so much wrong with this picture. The background is hardly beautiful as we were having a a big garden tidy and there’s a massive broom in the foreground. Bear is blurred as well but that is what life is like with my whirlwind of a child. He hardly ever sits still and is always up to something. But that is what makes him the most wonderful being. I dream of having a drop of his energy – I could achieve so much.

His trampoline has been woefully neglected over winter but the slight raise in temperature and the glint of sun through the cracks of our curtains on a morning, means it’s *S P R I N G*. Hurrah. That can only mean that Summer is on the way (I am ignoring the fact that my neighbour suggested that snow may have been forecast in North Yorkshire for next week).

With all this in mind, the great clear up and green slime elimination began with a pair of waders (best purchase ever), a bucket of warm soapy water and lots of brushes and brooms. Bear made a boring job so much fun. HE loved scrubbing and bouncing, slipping and sliding and when it came to rinsing, he decided that the best way to do this was for me to put a bucket of clean water on the trampoline and for him to bounce as high as he could, upturning the buckets and splashing like mad. 

Yes, it probably took a bit longer than it could have and it wasn’t the most efficient way to do it, but he had so much fun and the job got done. He then spread (clean) old dog towels on the trampoline and declared bouncing on them, the best way to dry it off. 

Job. Done. 

Don’t ever change buddy. 

Thanks for reading,







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  1. This photo made me laugh so much! It looks like he made that job so exciting – children really do see the adventure in everything don’t they?! x

  2. I love a kids perspective on life, making everything fun even the most seemingly boring of chores #livingarrows

  3. Ha, this is brilliant – he looks like he’s having so much fun bouncing in the bubbles with his waders on! #LivingArrows

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