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

On the way home from our new school, we pass a small play park. Most days the children ask to stop and play as we pass (rainy days are usually a park free day!) Ava began walking just before the summer holidays began, and she loves walking, almost as much as she loves the park, so as we pass she is desperate to play.

When you want to rush home, passing the park is a huge distraction, especially to a 17-month-old who doesn’t understand when you try to explain she can play tomorrow.

The Story Behind the Photo

Lily was trying to distract Ava on the way past the park gate, but Ava decided she wanted to play so was holding her ground, bending her knees and loudly letting us know that she wanted to go inside. In doing that she dropped Lily’s water bottle that she was carrying and while she collected it the girls decided to stand in front of the gate so that she couldn’t go inside the park.

Ava turned to watch as she collected the water bottle and ran towards the gate, I was preparing for a tantrum or at least a protest, when…

Cheese!

She spun around and shouted ‘cheese’! She thought the girls were lining up for their photos taking and wanted to be part of the shot!!

My Little Team

I reached for my phone to take a photo when James shouted ‘Wait for me!’

So many people tell me that this won’t last, and I joke that they will probably not be friends when they are older, but one of my favourite parts of parenting is seeing the bonds that develop and how much they work as a team.

We call ourselves Team Tasker (our surname) and have done since the children were little. I remember James telling his nursery teacher and her mentioning it to me one day. I remember feeling embarrassed but it really helps the children feel involved and they (usually) are really good at including each other.

It is a little cheesy (well, maybe more than a little!) but it has a lovely ring to it and we are an awesome little team!

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

with the lovely Donna at Whattheredheadsaid.com

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2017-09-13T15:35:30+00:00

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  1. Jae October 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    This is lovely, my daughter is known to shout ‘ Mum! We’re going to be late! I don’t care how pretty the leaves are!’

    Your kids are gorgeous!

    • Hannah Tasker October 22, 2016 at 11:20 pm - Reply

      Haha, we have slideshow on our computer at home and they love seeing all the photos, otherwise I dont think ours would be so enthusiastic at our photo taking! Thank you 🙂 xx

  2. Donna October 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Your team look awesome. Such a lovely, happy photo! x

    • Hannah Tasker October 22, 2016 at 11:16 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 I do think they team up to drive us insane sometimes too, its not so good then! xx

  3. Rebecca October 21, 2016 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous Photos xx

  4. Madeline (This Glorious Life) October 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I think ‘team Tasker’ sounds lovely! I think if they’ve got this great foundation of friendship your children will grow up to be lovely and close when they’re adults. x #LivingArrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 22, 2016 at 11:14 pm - Reply

      I really hope they do stay close when they are older, I would love them (and us!) to be friends. Thank you xx

  5. Lucy October 23, 2016 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Lovely pictures and so sweet that they are all so happy to play together, that doesn’t last long so make the most of it Lucy x

    • Hannah Tasker October 24, 2016 at 3:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 I know it probably won’t last long, especially in the teen years with three girls!

  6. Esther @ Inside Out & About October 25, 2016 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Oh! This is so sweet! Families are certainly a team…and how beautiful that they also see it that way. Lovely, lovely photos! #LivingArrows

    • Hannah Tasker October 26, 2016 at 9:21 pm - Reply

      Thank you 🙂 I ment to add that my #livingarrows photo from this week was inspired by yours from last week, so thank you for the inspiration! Luckily it was one of the first ones we took and we didn’t take many because it kept raining xx

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