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

Kahlil Gibran

The last few weeks have been a struggle with Riley’s behaviour yet again. We seem to go through periods of just awful attitude and right now its one of those periods.

I really struggle to understand what happens to my lovely little boy when we go through these patches as he just turns into a defiant little monster.

This picture was taken within a good few hours at the weekend thankfully!

6241765680_IMG_0929We were out for lunch after his birthday party on Saturday to a chain restaurant. When we were shown to our table he told the waiter that it was his birthday and was animatedly chatting away to him telling him about his party, his batman cake and how he had “such a cool time.” He is such a wee chatterbox and will happily speak away to most people.

The waiter came back quickly after with a party bag for Riley’s birthday. It was such a lovely gesture, and the food was tasty so definitely some where we will go back to. Riley loved the bag and was excited to open

If there is one thing I am proud of despite his awful behaviour recently its how polite he is. He says his please and thank you’s without prompting and everyone always comments on how much of a lovely polite boy he is. At least I’m doing some of this parenting lark right!

Living Arrows