Living Arrows 10/52

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”

Kahlil Gibran

I have been away with work this week. Every time I travel with work I miss Riley so much and use the photos I have taken over the previous weeks to miss him slightly less. I am so glad I am one of those people who can’t help themselves but take a photo at every available opportunity.

The photo I have chosen this week is a typical Riley picture. Not looking at the camera and caught in the moment doing something cheeky. When I go away with work at the moment we tend to have a spate of bad behaviour after it, another reason for me to feel that all too common mum guilt! This weekend has been no exception to this pattern unfortunately and I became the shouty mum on Sunday.

I had no option eventually but to give myself a timeout away from him with a cup of tea and a few cheeky mini eggs. He came looking for me within a few minutes and sidled up to me with the look of innocence on his little face and apologised to me. Of course with that cute little face I couldn’t stay mad at him any longer. We had a cuddle and made up and he quickly wired into those mini eggs on the table. Should have known it was all to do with chocolate! He is such a little monkey and would pretty much do anything for chocolate, he has the worst sweet tooth. I tend not to have these wee treats in the house as he just begs over and over again if he spies something in the cupboards.



Just look at those long dark eyelashes – why do little boys get the best eyelashes?!

Living Arrows


  1. March 9, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Children really do test us at times don’t they? I don’t blame you having the mini eggs! Working away must be hard but glad you have such beautiful photos to look at whilst you’re away x

  2. March 12, 2017 / 7:27 am

    I have to go away for work a couple of times a year and ours generally plays up the week before I go, as soon as she sees the suitcase. Hope he eases up on you now normality has resumed x #LivingArrows

  3. March 12, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    I know someone else who likes the chocolate and will manipulate the situation to get what he wants!! I know what you mean about photos I often use them for the same reasons xx #LivingArrows

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