#LivingArrows – Swings & Somersaults 42/52 (2019)

It has been the most awesome autumn afternoon! Despite being chilly out, the sun was shining which made for a warm walk to the park with the kids and the hound.

After a quick play with her brother, E shortly made friends with a little boy and they proceeded to play together for the next hour or so.

I sat with the dog enjoying a little downtime whilst I watched E befriend the boy, it took her less than five minutes before she’d established his name and was bossing him about, though in the kindest way possible, god bless her.

E is such a sweety, she makes friends so quickly and should anyone ever be hurt, upset or lonesome, she will be sure to be by their side, offering her friendship and encouraging them to engage within whatever fun and games she can find.

Schwing Thing!

#LivingArrows - Swings & Somersaults 42/52 (2019)

Meanwhile, J occupied himself with somersaulting from various pieces of park equipment much to my distress. 

Why is it that kids seem to pride themselves in scaring us adults silly? I can see almost every health and safety risk in the book; broken arms, broken legs or worse still – a broken neck! J, however, doesn’t think twice before flipping himself upside down and hanging from the monkey bars, nevermind his head, his neck of various bones which he could break should he fall- it’s all fun and games to him!

I’m forever being told that I need to ‘chill out’ and stop worrying, that’s all very well but I don’t really fancy spending my half term at his bedside in the hospital. I only wish he’d see it from my point of view, then I guess that’s difficult to achieve when your upside down.

Somersaulting Son

#LivingArrows - Swings & Somersaults 42/52 (2019)

These kids of mine obviously have plenty of energy, as they are now back at base and having helped to bake bread, they are now bouncing on the trampoline whilst simultaneously shouting at one and other (which it seems is their version of having a conversation).

With all the fresh air and fun that they have had, I am pretty sure these crazy but incredibly cute kids of mine sleep well tonight!

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 22, 2019 / 10:48 am

    Why do kids want to freak their parents out so much! My daughter is the same, always climbing on things and jumping off them. Hope they slept well for you

    • October 22, 2019 / 10:57 am

      They sure did and we got to watch Serendipity 🙂

  2. October 30, 2019 / 7:51 pm

    Kids just love to keep us on our toes! x

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