Living Arrows 13/52, 14/52 and 15/52

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


Ollie  //  It was science week at school for Ollie and on the Friday they had to go in dressed as scientists.  We have a lab coat here but it was WAY too big so he settled for a shirt tucked into blue cord trousers, pens in his pocket, a notebook and thick glasses.  I could die of cuteness overload… he looks SO good in my old glasses and he was all pleased with himself.

Nate  //  I swear Nate was a monkey in a previous life.  Never have I seen a child love bananas so much!  Bananas are his favourite snack and he would eat them at any opportunity.  Ollie isn’t so keen so maybe that’s why it seems like such a huge opposite.


Ollie and Nate  //  The evenings are getting bright so quickly!  I remember, as a kid, that I used to love going to bed in the summer.  it was such a comfort to fall asleep when it was still light outside.  My boys are the opposite though.  Ollie gets cranky that it is ‘still daytime’ and if we put Nate to bed we find him on his floor playing with toys 15 minutes later.  Luckily they are gradually getting used to it.  Nate has been going to bed with a sheet tucked to the upper bunk, to make it dark and cosy on the underneath bunk.  That’s helped a little too.  Black out blinds were invented for a reason and I really need to invest in some!


Ollie  //  This past week, both boys have suffered dreadfully with chicken pox (as detailed in my last post haha!).  Ollie was at first delighted to get a whole week off school, but as the week dragged on he got irritable and bored.  Luckily he is out the other side and knows that he most likely won’t get it ever again… he is old enough to explain to that it’s better to get it younger than it is to get it when you are older.  He has been a star…. so brave and funny.

Nate  //  I had no idea that the boys would develop such a different dose of the pox.  Nate’s were horrendous and approximately 3 times as many as Ollie had and they were mainly in his nappy area.  How horrid must that be!!  We had 4 nights of hardly any sleep…. LOTS of bicarbonate of soda baths and oat baths too… lots of cuddles.  He is still a baby in the sense that we couldn’t explain to him what was happening or what could help… but we are lucky to be out the other side and like Ollie, it’s most likely he won’t ever get them again.

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7 thoughts on “Living Arrows 13/52, 14/52 and 15/52

  1. Venassa says:

    Ollie is by far the cutest scientist I’ve ever seen! He looks adorable in glasses. Sorry to hear about the chicken pox. I had them when I was 5 and barely remember them, luckily. I dread the day it happens in our house.


  2. Super Busy Mum says:

    The nerdy outfit is just the cutest thing! That second photo of him made me chuckle. I have been seeing on facebook that you have had a run of the chicken pox and your little guys look like wee champions as I know it can get them down {We all got them last year, Belle was only 8wks!} Spreads like wildfire doesn’t it. Adorable photos though! Two little heartbreakers you have there! #livingarrows


  3. Faded Seaside Mama says:

    I LOVE the scientist outfit – so cute! Glad you’re out the other side of the chicken pox – sounds exactly the same as my two – eldest had a really bad dose, while youngest was pretty ok and mostly in nappy area. Another nasty to tick off though!


  4. Katie @mummydaddyme says:

    I’ve had friends whose children have completely suffered differently with the pox- some getting them really badly and some with just a couple of spots. It’s really strange, poor little mites. I love the scientist costume, he looks amazing! And so cute! x


  5. Jewel says:

    My son had chicken pox recently too, but wasn’t too poorly, and enjoyed the time off school. I’m glad he got it out of the way before he’s too old and would suffer more (he’s 8).


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