Living Arrows 21/52 {2017}

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

by Kahlil Gibran

After school we try and go and into the garden as much as the weather will let us. Sometimes just for half an hour, but the girls love to have a bit of a play before dinner. At the moment when they are not playing in their playhouse they are drawing with the chalk on the path.

I only let them use the chalk on the path, mean mummy, but they have so much fun. Such a simple thing and the best bit the rain (which comes a lot) washes it all away. Alice and I will draw a hopscotch too and it brings back so many memories from my own childhood.



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  1. 22/05/2017 / 08:29

    We love using chalk on the path and making hopscotch too, it’s great revisiting your childhood isn’t it? #LivingArrows

  2. 22/05/2017 / 20:13

    Chalk on the path is so much fun! And it keeps my oldest son from drawing all over the house!

  3. 24/05/2017 / 10:13

    Athena and Troy love pavement chalk but I haven’t let them use it since we had the new patio laid – meaner mummy! x

  4. 24/05/2017 / 13:57

    Love this! My 2 love going out in the garden with chalk too. We use it to draw a target on the side of the house for them to aim at with their waterpistols! x #LivingArrows

  5. 24/05/2017 / 17:23

    My two have been doing that this week too, I let them do it on the drive and then regret it when it’s dry and I have to scrub it myself! #LivingArrows

  6. 25/05/2017 / 02:30

    My fast approaching 15 month old Son loves being outside. We go to our local park for him to have a run around as we live in a first floor flat with no communal gardens. Really looking forward to having our own outdoor space when we next move please god #LivingArrows

  7. 26/05/2017 / 08:34

    Oh, I’m far meaner than you – I’ve not allowed chalk on our patio yet at all! I might relent and try it soon – it sounds like it has hours of entertainment value in it! #livingarrows

  8. 28/05/2017 / 10:48

    Hopscotch reminds me of my own childhood too, and cats cradle and French skipping although we use to call it elastics! You are not a mean mummy, I think I hid the pavement chalks when we were given them and they have never come out again…. now thats a mean mummy!! lol. #Livingarrows

  9. 28/05/2017 / 22:36

    I think my boys would love pavement chalk but we haven’t really got anywhere they could use it (until we get round to jet washing the patio and the paths anyway!) – Alice and Holly look like they’re enjoying themselves anyway 🙂 #LivingArrows

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