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Living Arrows 7/52 – Leading children astray

by Clare Mansell
Living Arrows 7/52 – Leading children astray

Even though it was bitterly cold this weekend there was just a small hint of spring in the air… at least down here on the south coast where we escaped the snow!

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Work obligations meant Jim was only here for 24 hours, but the boys managed some time in the garden together, putting the climbing frame back in place (thanks Storm Imogen!) and having a kick around with the rugby ball. As all parents tend to, we are both trying to indoctrinate Theo into our ways. Jim by introducing him to rugby, motorsports and Star Wars, whilst I lead him down a more creative route teaching him how to sew and use a camera.

Tomorrow we’re off to a brilliant local community small holding where I have signed Theo up to a children’s baking day. I am a passionate and longtime breadmaker, so I’m trying to subtly (or not so subtly) lead him down that path too.

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Passing your passions on to your children is such a big thing. These are the moments they will reminisce about as adults and perhaps one day teach their own kids too. I feel an obligation to choose what I introduce them to wisely, things that might make them happy, but also things that might prove useful. I hope some of it will stick beyond childhood…

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1 comment

Nancy February 19, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Absolutely introduce them to all sorts of activities – my girls ended up enjoying some of the things I do – cross country skiing; soccer; knitting etc and some I didn’t do like rugby. It is great to watch them evolve and learn new skills


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