Living Arrows – 2/52 {2021}

Welcome back to another week of Living Arrows! I love this project, I’ve been doing it for so many years now and it’s always nice seeing who links up and watching children and families grow throughout the year.

If you haven’t joined in with Living Arrows before it’s is about celebrating childhood. The project originally took it’s name from a poem by Kahlil Gibran, “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” and every Monday we share a moment from our week and invite others to do the same as part of this linky.

Each week I share two pictures from our week – one of each of our children – but you can share one or more pictures that capture a moment of childhood. The following week I’ll share my favourite photo from the week before, linking back to the owner’s blog. As a little tip, I only really feature landscape photos – and very occasionally square photos and I’ll never feature the same blogger’s photos two weeks in a row.

So if you would like to link up, grab a badge and post around a photo of childhood from the previous week. I look forward to reading your posts and make sure you visit a few of the other posts that have linked up and leave a comment too!

Living Arrows

Here’s my favourite photo from last week:

Toby Goes Bananas

This week’s photos were taken during the week during our first few days back doing school at home. I could write essays about our week but really all I can say is, it’s so much harder than last year. The days are long and by the weekend I was emotional and exhausted. The kids are great but the pandemic really isn’t. I’m not sure I have much left to give.

I’m really looking forward to reading your posts this week and seeing the photos you share. If you link up make sure to go and read some of the other posts and I’ll be commenting and sharing them through the course of the week. Thanks so much for taking part – see you again next week!

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  1. Hard agree on it being harder this time. I think lockdown last year was seen as being productive, the sun was shining and we thought it was a means to a quick end.

    This year we are doing it with a backdrop of 1000 a day dying a year after it started, people worrying about money, businesses closing and all of us just exhausted with the enormity of it all.

    I dont know how those of you juggling home school and working are doing it, I really don’t. You are all amazing.

  2. We are home schooling again too. From a school work point of view it’s so much more organised this time around but from a personal point of view it’s so much harder. I was furloughed last time but now I am in work and it’s tough trying to juggle everything.

  3. I’m thinking of you Donna. We aren’t in the same position you are and hopefully won’t be. I don’t want to go back. Jackson and Lily are not at home online learners, they do so much better in class. Athena and Troy do look focused. I hope the lockdown is much quicker this time. Stay safe.

    Also, thank you for hosting again this year. I’m so grateful to come back.

  4. Same. Struggling to muster any enthusiasm. The first lockdown was easier as we didn’t know any better, we thought it would be over soon, we’d temporarily suffer but we’d be out the other side before we knew it. This time we know it’s far from over, things are going in the wrong direction and despite all our previous efforts were worse off than we started. It’s depressing but on a positive note the vaccination process has begun, it’s starting to creep into communities and we’re starting to know people that have had theirs. The light at the end of the tunnel is starting to feel less like a myth and more like a reality. It’s a long way from over but maybe we’re getting nearer to hugging a friend xx

  5. Thank you for choosing my picture this week. I think everyone is really finding this lockdown so much harder. I know I am. The boys are getting way more work from school, which is good in one way because I don’t have to think of things for them to do, but it feels like a lot more pressure too. The only thing I’m hanging on to is that we have the vaccines now and there is an end to this coming, at some point this year at least!

  6. I definitely agree with you – it is so much harder this time and I just have so much less to give. I lose my patience so quickly and am struggling to split my time with the boys because they have such different needs and I feel like I am constantly ignoring Oscar so Zach can get his work done. So hard 🙁 Thanks for hosting lovely 🙂 x

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