Living Arrows 2017 // 18/52

1st May 2017

This year I am joining in with What the Redhead Said‘s project Living Arrows which is all about celebrating childhood.

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

-Kahlil Gibran

Each week I will be posting a picture of Dexter showing what we have been up to or something new he has learnt.

This week are celebrating a few important milestones. Dexter has started shaking his head, pointing and waving! It’s so exciting to see Dexter respond to us by using these methods of communication and although he hasn’t quite mastered the fact that shaking his head means ‘no’, it is still an incredible milestone for him to reach. Unfortunately, he is still not clapping, which is the only milestone my health visitor seems fussed about. I don’t know what will become of it, but if he is not doing it by next month, I have to let her know. Meanwhile, we are having lots of fun shaking our heads, waving and explaining what exactly the things that Dexter points to are. His favourite thing to point at is our smoke alarm. I have no idea why he has such an intense interest in it, but he spends all of his breakfast, lunch and dinner looking at it and gesturing towards it. Perhaps he’s asking us if we are sure the batteries in it are working?!

Living Arrows

If you want to take part in Living Arrows, check out the linky here.

Check out previous weeks’ installments here.


  • Nicola

    1st May 2017 at 9:06 am

    I don’t know of any kids Dex’s age that can clap!

  • Devon Mama

    1st May 2017 at 9:47 am

    Well done safety conscious Dex!!! We’re still not clapping either, apart from the odd time when his manic waving means his hands collide! I love his head shaking! #livingarrows

  • Vicki @ tippytupps

    1st May 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I hate when Health Visitors get hung up on silly things. Dex is doing amazing and you have nothing to worry about. He’s obviously storming ahead when it comes to communication so well done mama! #LivingArrows

  • joannamatt@mightyessays

    2nd May 2017 at 7:33 am

    There is nothing to worry.Not every kids start clapping at this age.congratulations,you have got someone who is very much conscious of your safety.LOL.


  • Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)

    2nd May 2017 at 4:53 pm

    He looks so cute! I wouldnt worry about the clapping as I think he will eventually get there when hes ready. #livingarrows

  • Dani

    4th May 2017 at 11:55 pm

    I would take what Health Visitors say with a pinch of salt! Babies will complete these skills when they are ready to do so so please do not stress it. Dex appears to be thriving otherwise xx #livingarrows

  • Donna

    5th May 2017 at 10:14 am

    Really, don’t worry about the clapping. They all learn in their own time and I’m sure he’ll clap when he wants to. He looks like he’s developing perfectly – such a gorgeous boy and so lovely that he’s responding to you so well x

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