Living Arrows Week 42

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

This week my living arrows post is about remembering that kids enjoy even the simplest of things in life. It’s not always about the money we spend on toys and days out for them. With their imaginations they can play with practically anything, anywhere.

We had some new flat pack furniture delivered for our newly decorated lounge last week. This flat pack furniture came in some very big cardboard boxes. The flat pack furniture needed two people to assemble so, so I could help my husband we gave the kids the boxes to play with. I remember having hours of fun, when I was a little girl, playing with a large cardboard box. It turns out, it was a brilliant idea and the girls came up with the idea and spent ages, using their imagination, building a cardboard city. Mean while we could get on and build the furniture. I know this picture isn’t of our girls but I’m so proud of what they’ve created I feel I need to share it.(The one I did take of the girls working on their city, has E’s builders bum on show, so I thought I best not use it. Ha ha)


Once they were bored with city building, they decided to use the rest of the cardboard to slide down the stairs on. This I wasn’t so keen on especially as E, our very own dare-devil decided that she’d give it a go standing up, ‘stair surfing stylie’. She thought it was “Cool”, I did not and I didn’t fancy a trip to A&E, so Mummy was a kill joy and put a stop to their fun. :0(20161016_132510-01.jpeg

We managed to get our furniture built and the kids were happy building childhood memories.

Living Arrows

5 thoughts on “Living Arrows Week 42

  1. Hannah says:

    I am completely with you with children not needing toys, just imagination! I bet they have had an amazing time creating. I remember sliding down our bannister as a child, some of the things I did I would be scared to death if my children ever attempted! Lovely memories to treasure xx

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