#LivingArrows – Wrapped Up Like A Mummy 14/52 (2017)

Welcome to this weeks rather tired and defeated edition of #LivingArrows. I’m don’t know about you but the end of term cannot come soon enough for us!

I’m not sure whose more ready for a break, the kids or us! Both E’s Nursery and J’s School seem to have slotted in as many activities as humanly possible before the kids break up.

Concerts, charity raising, odd sock days, dress-up days, parents evenings, throw in a few medical and dentist appointments and the diary is jam-packed! It feels as if we haven’t had a day without some or other to pack or to remember.


Speaking of which whilst cleaning yesterday, I found J’s PE trainers hidden in the bottom of a carrier bag hanging in our utility room. God knows how long they’ve been there but having asked J whether he may have been missing something from his PE bag he suddenly spouted “oh yeh I’ve had to wear my school shoes for weeks Mummy”.

Well why didn’t he bleeping tell me? No wonder his school shoes come home muck up everyday! Imagining poor J running around playing hocky in leather school shoes gives me some serious Mummy guilt. At least I’ve found them and sent them back into school now. I think to play it safe I’ll order him another pair, That way I can avoid being awarded the worst mother of the year award and be sure that it wont happen again.


Tucked Up With A Tablet

I’ve been burning the candle at both ends recently and after pushing myself to keep the kidlets entertained with endless educational activities I decided that enough was enough… What would half an hour matter? That being the length of time for which I let our little lady sit snuggled with the tablet of doom. I fully expected her to sit goggle eyed gazing surprise eggs or kids talking garbage on YT Kids but as it turns out she took me by surprise, opting to sit studiously practicing her letter writing skills whilst I got a few jobs out of the way.

#LivingArrows - Wrapped Up Like A Mummy 14/52 (2017)


Walking Like An Egyptian

As part of his current topic at School J and his class were asked to dress as an Egyptians for the day. Whilst  the letter sent home suggested that we could save spending our pennies and design outfits at home I decided otherwise. Whilst I’m all for saving costs and I would consider myself as fairly imaginative, I’m far from a fashion designer!

Thankfully I found a suitable outfit online for only £6, saving me any work and saving J from embarrassment.After adding some eyeliner and a few accessories J looked the part, I certainly couldn’t have made anything as good as this! As it turns out most of the other parents had the same idea as the majority of J’s class were sporting similar outfits.

#LivingArrows - Wrapped Up Like A Mummy 14/52 (2017)

He had a fantastic day, apparently they did no learning whatsoever they just had fun. In other words they probably learnt a lot without realising as they were too busy enjoying themselves. J came home holding tightly onto a ‘Mummy Sausage Roll’. I must remember to ask for the recipe as he has never eaten a sausage roll whilst under this roof but it’d be blumming handy if he did.

Kids ay? They’ve got us wrapped around their fingers. No matter how hard we try to our very best for them it never feels like were doing enough.

Bring on Friday when the Easter holidays finally arrive, the coats can be hung up, the school shoes can be cleaned and put away but obviously not hidden in a plastic carrier bag only to be found months later, the lunch boxes can be packed into the cupboard, the homework can take a hike and we can finally kick back and relax as a family without the endless activities, appointments and such like.

Thanks again for reading and as always I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows


  1. April 3, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Love the Egyptian costume j looks fab. Your little lady looks so sweet all snuggled up in that blanket. #livingarrows

  2. April 3, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    Bless your little girl. My son is also enjoying practicing his writing which has taken me by surprise but I won’t complain! Fab Egyptian outfit too #livingarrows

    • April 3, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      I wish my son would practice his writing a bit more!

  3. April 3, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    She looks so happy tucked up with her tablet… and I LOVE her Egyptian outfit, she looks awesome. #livingarrows

    • April 3, 2017 / 11:26 pm

      My phone auto corrected ‘he’ to ‘she’ for the Egyptian outfit comment, sorry!

  4. April 5, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    This term does feel like it’s dragged on, ours desperately needed a holiday last week and she isn’t at school yet. I love the outfit! #LivingArrows

  5. April 6, 2017 / 2:16 pm

    J looks awesome as an Egyptian! I usually buy a cheap costumer too, I am so not creative enough! I know how you feel too, it was constant activities at school up until they broke up! x

    • April 6, 2017 / 3:56 pm

      It sure is I’ve just booked in four play dates for Easter lol

  6. April 6, 2017 / 4:30 pm

    I absolutely love J as an Egyptian – great costume! Hope you enjoy the break together!

  7. April 6, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    That is a good costume. I don’t do making either (or I attempt and then give up). I love your stripy blanket. #livingarrows

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