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Living Arrows 2017 5/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. A muddy child is a happy child!

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, I have chosen 2 photo’s:




living arrows a happy child is a muddy child


living arrows a happy boy is a muddy boy



Our photo’s have a bit of a theme to them – so far this year, they are mainly outside and have something to do with biking. To be fair, it is one of Bear’s favourite activities.

This Saturday morning, Bear told me that he didn’t want to ride his bike down by the river as he didn’t want to get muddy. However, having a Labrador to exercise means that we had to go somewhere and so we went to a concrete track that would be the least muddy walk nearby, and the dog could romp in the neighbouring fields. 

Well, as you can see, ‘I don’t want to get muddy’ didn’t last long. The lure of the puddles was too great and he rode through them over and over again, at varying speeds and loved coming to show me the resulting splashes from head to toe. 

The first picture was at the beginning and made me laugh but I had no idea what was in store – the last picture shows the water that splashed a few feet up – you should have seen his bottom half! He was soaked and his boots were literally full of water that poured out when I took them off. It was a case of stripping off at the back door (down to his birthday suit as he was soaked to the skin) wrapping him up in a blanket and straight into the bath. Thankfully, everything else went in to the wash and then onto the radiators and by morning, you’d have hardly known it had happened. 

Until next time that is…

Thanks for reading,







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  1. He looks like he had the best time. Children just love getting muddy don’t they?! He looks like he just loves the outdoors – I hope Athena and Troy grow to love it just as much although we are not the most outdoorsy of families x

  2. Fabulous photos, Bear certainly looks like he had a whale of a time. I’m guessing the dog wasn’t as wet and muddy as your son 😉 #weekendblogshare x

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