#LivingArrows – The Little Victories 40/52 (2019)

It’s the little things which more often than not actually matter the most. This is especially so when it comes to the victories in life, it’s usually the little breakthroughs that seem to make the biggest difference.

After six years of having what I can only describe as ‘tea time torture’, we’ve finally convinced our beloved daughter to give new foods a go. I can completely understand E’s fear of food, I myself am a fussy eater and am often reluctant to try new tastes. Although time has taught me that unless you’ve actually tried something, you never really know for sure as to whether you like or not and that goes for just about everything in life.

This evening E allowed us to place pasta upon her plate and not only did she try it but she loved it! Following this success, she then gave a spaghetti a go! I know fine well that spaghetti is just pasta shaped slightly differently but it’s still a new texture and a new food which can now add to the list of things our daughter will digest.

E later tried a chocolate mousse for pudding, she wasn’t too keen on it, though she managed five mouthfuls before assuring us that she really didn’t like it at all. To try a single mouthful nevermind five is a huge step forward for our little lady.

I only hope that she continues to try new foods without the fear and that in time we can extend her menu options and improve her current limited diet.

The Princess & Her Pasta

#LivingArrows - The Little Victories 40/52 (2019)

E isn’t the only one making progress – J has been hard at work focusing and improving upon his spellings. This is something he finds really tricky but with a little help from the ‘Easy Spelling’ app and his CGP workbooks he’s coming on leaps and bounds.

The Spelling Star

#LivingArrows - The Little Victories 40/52 (2019)

I honestly cannot believe how much my kids have changed over the years. They are growing up so quickly and although it gets a little easier day by day, I kind of miss them being small and needy – I know that sounds weird!

Don’t get me wrong, I’m more than happy that our little lady is now eating with ease and we no longer have to battle at the dinner table. I’m also incredibly proud of our son and his progress in terms of his learning and independence, but I just feel as if time has flown by far too quickly.

My kids seem to need me less and less as they find their own feet in the World. Sure thing, I may be their chauffeur and their cheerleader as they go about their clubs, lessons and activities but they no longer need me to hold their hand or to aeroplane their food into their mouths, I’m just ‘Mum’. Still, I take great pride in celebrating their victories, whatever they may be.

Thanks 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. October 8, 2019 / 1:42 pm

    That’s promising to hear! My 5 year old is such a picky eater, she freaks when I suggest trying anything new. Although I think it must be karma because when I was a kid I ate nothing but potato waffles and fish fingers until I was about 16!

    • October 12, 2019 / 10:02 pm

      I suspect my daughter is much like myself (also karma) but she is getting there very slowely.

  2. October 8, 2019 / 10:14 pm

    That’s amazing that E tried all those different foods last week! We’re still working on making the point that you need to give things a few tastes to really make up your mind about whether you like them or not! x #LivingArrows

    • October 8, 2019 / 10:15 pm

      I think you have to play tough to win the battles sometimes and it’s worth it in the end x

  3. October 11, 2019 / 1:54 pm

    I know so many children have issues with food – I’m so pleased she’s working through it x

    • October 12, 2019 / 10:01 pm

      She is doing incredibly well in comparison to how she was!

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