Living Arrows

Living Arrows

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”.

I Got Hacked!

I unfortunately haven’t joined in with this series the past couple of weeks. In fact, I haven’t done anything at all on the blog this past couple of weeks. Why you ask? I’d love to say that I was on a lovely vacation somewhere hot with the family. But the harsh reality is that rather than sitting relaxing on a beach somewhere, I was sitting on my sofa stressing out at the fact that my blog was hacked.

So my blog is somewhat fixed, primarily thanks to a new hosting provider. But I don’t think this is the end of it. In the meantime, I thought I’d test the waters and start writing a few small posts. And all being well, I can start pushing out some of the lengthier posts next week! So stay tuned on that one.

So what have we been upto?

As it’s been a couple of weeks since my last update, I thought I’d just do a general “What have we been upto?” post for this weeks Living Arrows. It doesn’t help that it honestly feels like the past few weeks have merged into one. And I couldn’t tell you what I did yesterday, let alone last week! So here are a few highlights and lowlights from our past few weeks.

Swimming Lessons

First up, we started swimming lessons again! Daddy got the all clear from the hospital to swim again (though he’s still not allowed to drive until June). So I was straight on the phone to our Swimming teacher to get him back on the timetable for the next available session. Thankfully, his old slot had been reserved for him, so we were back in the pool the very next day! Chase was a little hesitant at first getting back into the water. But as luck would have it, the other two children in the class had called in sick that day. Meaning Chase had a 1:1 session with his instructor to help ease him back in. This was perfect for us, and Chase really enjoyed splashing about and jumping into the pool with Daddy.

We Had Another First!

We watched our first movie as a family last weekend. Our chosen film was none other than Toy Story. And Chase was mesmerised! Bar a small section of about 20 minutes in the middle, where he got up to play with his Toot Toot cars (but continued to look at the TV whilst playing). He actually sat on Daddy’s lap the entire movie! We even had some giggles! His favourite character seemed to be Rex the Dinosaur. Which is fine by me, as I love dinosaurs! And this weekend just gone, we tried Toy Story 2, which he also sat all the way through on his Auntie’s lap. Can you guess what we’ll be watching next weekend?

Another Late Night in the CAU

Another negative over the past few weeks was that Chase was in hospital again. The Consultant believes he could potentially have another food allergy. So we’re currently waiting on an appointment with his own Consultant to check this. I’m keeping everything crossed that they’ve got it wrong this time, and that it was just a bug presenting itself as an allergy. But who knows. Wish us luck with that one!

Fresh Air and Family Fun

My insomnia has been pretty bad again recently – meaning that my body clock is all over the place as a consequence. So I’ve been trying to find ways to help motivate me to get up and going, and also to tire me out. In the vain hope that I can actually get some sleep whilst it’s still dark outside.

I’ve always been told that fresh air will do you the world of good. So we’ve spent quite a lot of time doing family activities that get me up and out of the house. We went to the zoo and nature reserve last weekend. Walks to the park, and along the beach after swimming Saturday. And fun making chocolate krispie cakes at home when it rained.

I just love seeing the massive smile on Chase’s face when we’re outside. He’s definitely an outdoorsy kid, and would be outside all day long if he had the opportunity! Spending time with this smiley little face has definitely been a positive influence on me this past couple of weeks, and is helping me start to re-balance myself to move forward.

That’s all from us this week – come back next week to see what we’ve been upto on our Living Arrows journey.