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.

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

Living Arrows

4 Comments

  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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