Living Arrows 2017 – 47/52

Twice last week Nerys asked if I could walk to pick her up from school, because she wanted to walk home instead of going in the car.

She’s getting clever this one.

The way she asked on Monday morning it really seemed like she just liked the idea of walking home.  Then a few minutes later, as if it had just occurred to her, she mentioned that maybe we could stop at the park on the way.  A few minutes after that, she told me she’d had a great idea.  That I could bring her baby and her buggy with me, so that she could push her home and take her for a play at the park too.

I couldn’t really say no after all that!

living arrows toddler at park

So on Monday and again on Friday, I left the car at home, and carried baby and her little buggy to school to collect Nerys.

Then we walked home, with a stop at the park on the way.

And it was lovely.  It really was.

There’s something a bit special about slowing down, and going at a three year old’s pace.  Some days I want to get home quickly, so I can put the next load of washing on or get a quick bit of work done while Nerys plays.  Other days though, I relish this slower pace.  Nerys is such great company these days, and so much fun, I love having these times when I have nothing to distract me, nothing to focus on but her.

September will roll around before I know it, and she’ll be in school all day like Rhys.  These afternoons that we have at the moment just the two of us will be gone.  And while some days there are jobs that need to get done, other days I will slow down and relish this season of life before it’s gone and we move on to a whole new way of doing things.


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  1. The Frenchie Mummy 20/11/2017 / 10:25 am

    Sometimes, I want to rush those moments too or simply don’t take the time to do it because I have so much but now you have such a fab memory of it! She looks adorable! #LivingArrows

  2. Donna 22/11/2017 / 2:03 pm

    I love afternoons like this. Taking an hour out of the normal routine to do something the children will love. She looks so cute with her baby! x

  3. Sherry 23/11/2017 / 4:24 pm

    That’s a clever girl there haha! Bless her! We’re all guilty of going too fast at times aren’t we and sometimes it’s nice to see life through a child’s eyes #LivingArrows

  4. Emma T 24/11/2017 / 8:43 pm

    Love it. She certainly had a plan and it worked. Stopping at the park can be so lovely #livingarrows

  5. Helena 25/11/2017 / 10:58 am

    Aww bless her going to the park is something my girls love too. #LivingArrows

  6. Hannah 26/11/2017 / 8:22 pm

    That is really sweet, especially how she asked so nicely! We walk past a park on our way home from school and I try and say yes when we have time, especially because its things like that, that I remember most from my childhood. I know September will be here before we know it, it’s nice to slow down and enjoy the little things x

  7. Sarah 26/11/2017 / 10:34 pm

    Haha bless her. I usually walk for all the school runs (apart from when the weather is as awful as its been lately) – I have to coax Gabe into the buggy otherwise it would take all day but I do let him walk home when we’re not in a rush and it is lovely just to go at his pace sometimes. #LivingArrows

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