Living Arrows week 17 2019

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

We are definitely back into the school routine this week. The weather has cooled off which seems to take everyone’s moods down a notch. I am looking forward to this weekend which I will spend with bloggers at BlogOn, a conference for those who blog to learn some things and generally go and be with our own kind.


Moose was chosen to receive his teachers ‘Star of the week’ award this week. He failed his sight check in February and we found out this week that he has a lazy eye. He has been trying really hard at school though and I am pleased that it has been noticed. Along with his certificate he had the honour of bringing home the class bear, Stanley, for the weekend.

As you can see, he was very happy about this!


Bess has chosen her options for GCSE at school and is waiting to see which classes she will end up with. She makes me laugh with her stories from school but this week I really felt for her. She mentioned that some boys make comments when her and her friend walk past them.

Names like “lesbian” and “tranny with a fanny” were thrown her way. I could feel my stomach knotting up as she was telling me. As she spoke, it brought back memories of my own school and having to sidestep the insults from people who felt threatened by someone who didn’t conform to their version of what a female should be.

Luckily my Bess is better than them. She laughed as she told me how she loudly shouted back “CORRECT” at their ridiculous attempts to insult her. I hope she was laughing on the inside too.


Living Arrows


  1. Deborah
    April 29, 2019 / 9:00 pm

    I’m so proud of our Bess. I’m glad she’s growing up to be just like her mum.

  2. May 3, 2019 / 6:46 pm

    Oh bless Bess. What a strong girl you have. Kids can be so cruel. I hope she continues to let anything like that slide off her – she sounds like a great girl. And well done to Moose for being star of the week – he looks so chuffed with the bear! x

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