#LivingArrows – Sleeping Beauty & Trouser Snakes 17/53 (2018)

Since starting School our little lady seems to be suffering with endless amounts of ailments. If it’s not stomach bugs, coughs, colds, asthma related issues or eczema related issues then it’s something else doing the rounds.

I swear to god we pack our kids full of fruit, vegetables and vitamins galore yet this seems to make absolutely no difference whatsoever when it comes to E. Bless her, she had almost a week off school prior to the Easter holidays and within a week of returning she’s back at home recuperating from yet another bug.

I feel as if I’m failing as a parent somehow, I’m well aware that kids catch bugs but this seems to be a never-ending cycle for E.…

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#LivingArrows – Her Little Pony & His Little Puppy 16/53 (2018)

So the kids and I went back to School today, it was great to get back although I’m not sure the kids entirely agree. They obviously enjoyed their Easter holidays which is good as I was a little concerned that they’d be fed up with being stuck at home, thankfully it won’t be long now before Maisy has her second injections and we are able to get out and about as a family with the pup in tow.

Her Little Pony

There were a couple of days over the holidays when J popped out to play with friends, during that time Paul and I entertained E by offering her ‘Princess Days’.…

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#LivingArrows – Scrubbing Up For Spring 15/53 (2018)

With it being Spring, I suddenly seem to be in the mood for a spot of spring cleaning. Paul and I made a start upon the garden this afternoon; we cleared the leaves from the grass then gave the entire garden a good scrub (as you do when you happen to have Astroturf).

The kids were busy running around causing chaos as usual, so whilst the sun was shining I decided to give their garden toys a spruce up. Paul then refilled their sparkling sandpit with two bags of play sand whilst I set about cleaning their Little Tikes car, the water table, the picnic benches and almost everything within sight to ensure that the kids could make the full use of the garden.…

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#LivingArrows – Robots & Redheads 14/53 (2018)

We are now into the first week of the Easter holidays and the children seem to be having great fun. So far we’ve played board games, carried out egg hunts, made crafts, baked and watched movies. Come tomorrow J is off to a holiday club with his friends for the day whilst E and I are off out shopping for our puppy Maisy whom all being well, we are hoping to collect on Wednesday.

It feels rather bizarre to be at home with the kids during the holidays, as I’m so used to spending most of my evenings busy pulling pints, no matter what time of the year it may be.…

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#LivingArrows – Split Saturday 13/53 (2018)

To make our Saturday a little easier Paul and I chose to split our parenting duties into ‘gender duos’, I took E along to her class friends birthday party whilst Paul took J to the beach with the basset for some ‘boys time’.

E has yet to make the drive into town without losing her lunch; the fifty minute drive along the windy roads is enough to send anyones stomach skew-whiff never mind having to put up with the plethora of potholes dotted here, there and everywhere along the way. Rather than stress about the inevitable sickness, we opted to move E’s car seat into the passenger seat where she was then able to gain a better view of the road whilst being sat alongside myself to converse in girl talk in the hope that she might be able to withhold her stomach contents.…

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