Living Arrows | 4/52

I’ve decided to do something a bit different for this week’s Living Arrows and use this picture of the boys. This is the view I see most; the back of their heads. Look familiar to anyone? Whether it’s because they’re running away from me or they’re looking ahead at something that is far more fascinating than my face, it makes me miss the parent facing pushchair days. Oh boy does that feel like a long time ago.

I miss that.

I miss that they don’t want to see me like that any more. I miss that I don’t get to look down on their faces when they’ve fallen asleep being pushed along. I miss that they don’t want to be cooed and ahhed at – they just want to run off and roar at a pigeon instead. I miss that I can tuck them in all snug. I miss that they were in the same place I left them if I turned my back for more than a second. I miss the ease of having a baby. I miss my babies. I really miss by babies.

I miss my babies but I am more in love with my growing boys. They are growing up together. Don’t get me wrong they have their moments with each other but individually they make me burst. Ok, sometimes with rage but mostly with pride! I love their personalities, I love the little quirky things they do and they are mine. All mine.


Living Arrows
If you’ve not joined in with Living Arrows yet, it’s one of the linkies that I’m actually managing to stick with this year. A picture of the boys each week telling us a little bit of whatever you fancy; whether they’ve been poorly, been utter superstars or have done something really amazing, its’s nice to keep a little piece of them every week and look back next year.
Oh, and while I love my growing boys, I wouldn’t say no to another baby. Well, actually, for now I would, but I wouldn’t rule it out in the future….


  1. January 29, 2017 / 9:41 pm

    Oh bless boys will be boys, I see the back of my sons head most the time too.

  2. January 26, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I had frequent photos of mine running or cycling or scooting away from me, it’s so bittersweet isn’t it? #LivingArrows

  3. January 24, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Love this photo, it is a pretty familiar view! And you’ve made me ever so slightly broody reading this, I really do miss that baby stage. x #LivingArrows

  4. January 24, 2017 / 12:20 pm

    Oh I love this post Jade. I can relate so much. I miss the babies that Athena and Troy were, and those sleepy cuddles and their faces the first time they’d see me in the morning. But I love the children they have become. Such a lovely post x

  5. January 24, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Oh I know what you mean! It’s so good that you can remember and miss their babyhood but love and enjoy the way they’re growing up, sometimes it’s hard to do both. So many exciting adventures ahead x

  6. January 23, 2017 / 10:26 pm

    Ah yes, the backs of heads. I have many photos like that as well, and I’m sure we’ll have plenty more in future! #livingarrows

  7. January 23, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    I totally get this! I wish we could keep them facing us forever and have a little chat now they are older X #LivingArrows

  8. January 23, 2017 / 4:34 pm

    I totally feel you on this. I miss having little babies – where everyone would coo at them, and not give you dirty looks when they dare to speak haha. I must admit I still parent face Parker… totally for my benefit too! xx

  9. January 23, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    It’s bittersweet, it’s wonderful watching your children grow up but you do miss those baby days. #LivingArrows

  10. January 23, 2017 / 7:58 am

    I know this feeling they grow up way to fast they go from wanting you to do everything for them to been so independent. I am seeing this view more and more it’s making me sad Jess is growing up so fast.


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