Living Arrows is about celebrating childhood. It’s a weekly series run by Donna at What the Redhead Said which involves sharing a moment each week with others. 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”.
Living Arrows 7/52 – 2017
So last week I started the laborious task of redecorating Chase’s bedroom. After weeks of late night pinning like a crazy person, I finally came up with a theme. A mix of Monochrome and Adventures. Which you can read about more on my Monochrome Kids Bedroom Inspiration post.
But since then, I’ve been busy stripping wallpaper and painting. Though I’m not quite finished with the former, I have made a start on painting. Chase has a little nook in his room which we previously used to store toys and books. As well as a little bench intended for reading. We called it his reading nook. Although, there’s wasn’t really much space to actually sit down and read. Additionally, the area isn’t lit very well. So reading in there is a little difficult at night time, which is when we traditionally read with him.
So I decided to brighten up the area, and transform it into a proper reading nook. One that he will actively want to sit and read in. The first step has been to paint it. I decided that I wanted something to fit in with my monochrome and adventures theme. So went with a mountain scene. I found some images on Pinterest that I liked the look of, and mixed two or three different ideas to form my own individual design. I then got painting, and this was the finished result!
My next step is to add some fairy lights to brighten it up a bit. Then I’ll add a floor-standing book box/shelf and a teepee with lots of lovely monochrome printed cushions to make it extra comfy!
As I mentioned last week. I’ve had a bit of a rough time recently will illness and my anxiety playing up. So I’ve been off work this past week to try and re-balance myself. I’ve tried to spend as much time with Chase as possible on my “good” days, which regrettably hasn’t been as much as I’d like. But on the few occasions we’ve had together, it’s been great to sit and watch him play. Especially when he’s playing around and having fun with Daddy. Which seems to be his favourite thing to do at the moment!
Other than scoot around on his new Scramble Bug. One of his favourite things to do is to “talk on the phone” to people. The phone being an actual phone, a remote control, my cake piping tin, or in this instance – Daddy’s tablet…
I think it’s because he sees us on our phones a lot (bad I know), he’s doing what toddlers do best, and copy. But doesn’t yet understand what it is he’s actually imitating yet… Regardless, I love it. I think it’s totally adorable, and it makes me smile. Add that to his infectious giggles, and I’ve smiled more this past week, than I have throughout January. Which when it comes down to it, is what I need right now, so I’ll take it by the bucket load!