Living Arrows is about celebrating childhood. 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”

Lucas has been quite challenging this week, he certainly knows his own mind. I love this about him, I don’t want him to be pushed aroud and easily led but it would be nice if he listened to me once in a while. He has this annoying high pitched ‘eur’ at the moment when he doesn’t want to do something or someone has annoyed him and his paddies, throwing himself to the floor are coming along very nicely. 

This picture was us walking back from my Grandmas, he insisted on walking, refused to let me put him in his pram. Here he is hanging around a wall, half threatening to walk into the road and half threatening to turn around to go back to Great Grandma. I’m struggling to get natural photos as unless he is in full meltdown mode, he will stop whinging and crying to pose and say cheese before continuing his protest. 


Living arrows. Lucas standing against a wall wearing a stripy knitted hat, grey and black robot print jacket, black nike trainers and maroon jeans

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10 Comments on Living Arrows #3

  1. Martyn Kitney
    January 16, 2017 at 7:46 am (1 year ago)

    Aw bless him.. Definitely a difficult time especially when they’re strong willed. Natural photos are rare here but maybe get 1 or 2 a week if im lucky #LivingArrows

  2. Carolin
    January 16, 2017 at 8:22 am (1 year ago)

    I agree, it’s difficult to get a photo that they’re unaware of but it’s worth persisting because they’re so much more ‘them’. Love this one of your little dude #livingarrows

  3. Nikki
    January 16, 2017 at 9:16 am (1 year ago)

    I love strong willed children – even if they are a challenge as a parent!

  4. Mommy's Little Princesses
    January 16, 2017 at 9:50 am (1 year ago)

    He looks so sweet and innocent here. I feel your pain Holly is prone to meltdowns too and Ella well she sulks like a mood teenager lol. To get a more natural picture I try to let the girls do a fun activity and try to capture them when they are engrossed in it. That way they are less likely to pose etc. Xx #livingarrows

  5. Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    January 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm (1 year ago)

    Ah I love his hat! This sounds like my Holly at the moment. They run rings round me! x #LivingArrows

  6. Donna
    January 17, 2017 at 1:46 pm (1 year ago)

    They really do push it sometimes don’t they? I remember A and T’s tantrums well and thankfully that stage passes quickly. He is gorgeous! x

  7. stacey
    January 19, 2017 at 8:12 pm (1 year ago)

    They sure know how to keep us on our toes but i do love a strong willed child. Olivia is exactly the same.

  8. Sherry
    January 20, 2017 at 7:04 pm (1 year ago)

    It’s sometimes so hard when they’re that fiercely independent isn’t it? It used to take us a good half hour to walk a 10 minute walk because of how much J would protest or not want to hold our hands #LivingArrows

  9. RachelSwirl
    January 21, 2017 at 12:54 am (1 year ago)

    awww bless, butter wouldn’t melt?


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