Toddler life and the pleasure of puddles | Living Arrows #5

Toddler life and the pleasure of puddles | Living Arrows #5

I’m officially through with this rain. Living on a damp little island, getting even damper with the constant barrage of rain, mist and drizzle plays havoc with our outdoor adventures.

I have a son who is desperate to get out and live life to the full, who wants to grab every experience by the horns and lick, touch and stamp on any new thing he sees. But when we’re cut short by unexpected wet socks or sleeves from yet another puddle jumping session, we can’t help but get excited at the prospect of a clear and bright sunny day. 

And luckily there was a brief break in the mizzle so we headed to the beach and toddled to our hearts content. 

The beach is so peaceful right now, resting before the influx of visitors to my little corner of Devon. So the toddler, the dog and I parked up the Mountain Buggy and armed with a brand new set of Trunki reins, we explored every nook and cranny the pebbles and beach huts had to offer. 

I’m always mindful that there’s always some serious firsts going on for my boy, today was the joy at dropping pebbles into the little puddles dotted along the walk way black mats. 

And that was it, my light bulb moment! My positive in a speck of negativity.  As without the rain, there’d be no puddle! 

Living arrows - you are the bows from with your children as living arrows are sent forth

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



  1. 31st January 2016 / 6:18 pm

    The weather is enough to get anyone down but if you can look for the positive in the rain then it helps! To look through the eyes of a child would be such a gift. Give him a big cuddle, it won’t be that long before you know it, that he will be off to work or college. They grow up fast!

    • 31st January 2016 / 8:59 pm

      exactly, it would be a pretty dismal winter after all!

  2. 31st January 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Nothing can beat a good puddle splash!! xx

  3. 31st January 2016 / 9:30 pm

    Beautiful post! Its so easy to get frustrated with the negatives but as you pointed out there is usually a positive to be found within the negative and seeking these out can give us a whole new outlook. I think its wildly important to remember how different the world appear to our children too, its so full of new things and even the simple things are so exciting. xx

  4. Jenna
    31st January 2016 / 10:03 pm

    Way to think about the positives ;-). It is always so great to experience those “firsts” with our toddlers, they are learning so much every day!

    • 1st February 2016 / 7:33 am

      It’s lovely seeing everything through fresh eyes again

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