Living Arrows: a little moment of the week to pause, savour and treasure
Sometimes the best moments are the simplest. A little pause, a little down time in a busy Sunday between the end of church and heading out for the last cricket picnic of the season.
Elma found a teddy bear puzzle on the back of her bedroom shelves shortly after we got back from Europe and she’s been really drawn to it ever since. It was originally a present given to Kitty, but she’s never been that set on jigsaw puzzle types of games and had other things that she loved more. But Elma’s played with it in their room and yesterday morning she brought it down and she and Kitty sat in the sunshine dressing Mummy, Daddy and Baby bear. Elma did most of the dressing while Kitty I think was making up the stories to go with them.
And my little Pip sat next to them, for once happy enough to be parted from Mama. He was pulling teddies out of the toy pram one after the other until he found his favourite DouDou and settled down to give it kisses. That or it’s just possible that he’s trying to eat it.
We’ve had a really busy weekend; ballet started on Saturday morning from nine until ten now that I’m sitting outside two back to back classes, and by the time we came back it was almost time for another adorable hockey daughter to come and play with us during her parents’ matches. It turns out that four is really not that different to three and I hope she gets to come to play again soon. And as we’re in that slightly awkward phase where the seasons overlap, hockey on Saturday was followed by cricket on Sunday in which our club played a friendly against our village; ever so slightly divided loyalties for that one then.
It was very precisely organised, but wonderful, and it made this little moment all the more special.