You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth – Kahlil Gibran
Living Arrows is all about celebrating childhood by sharing a picture from the previous week. This week I wanted to share this picture of Monkey on a ride in a local shopping centre.
I love this picture because she looks so happy even if she does look scarily grown up. But I have a confession – the ride isn’t moving!
The very first time Monkey asked to go on a ride I had no change. She was only 1 so I just sat her on it and let her explore. She loved it and this seems to have become our pattern. She’s three next month and I don’t think she even realises they do move. She’s certainly never asked me to put any money in.
Part of me thinks I should tell her but then part of me thinks does she need to know? Even taking away the cost factor I’m not sure. I love watching her play on the rides. She does a little commentary of what she’s doing and she has such a vivid imagination. Does she really need some electronic voice making the story up for her? At the moment I don’t think she does.