Hanging in There

16th September 2009 5 Comments


Last weekend we packed our warmest clothes and went with our friends Little Garden Helpers to our favourite campsite in North Norfolk. The weekend was fun, Toddler boy developed a love of camping and I managed to get Fifi to sleep a bit. No strangers complained about overnight noise and the weather on Saturday was better than in the summer. Perfect for building sandcastles, eating sandy rolls and shouting at random dogs trying to join in the fun.

In between chip eating and 2p slot machine gambling we discovered the playground. It’s one of those playgrounds which is a mixture of safe modern things and things which have been there since about 1975. The seesaw was big enough for me and hubby. Yey! Except he went a bit mad and I ended up see-sawing without the benefit of the seat. Nonetheless, in amongst all of this, we discovered that toddler boy does in fact have super-strength.He insisted on hanging off these rings for some considerable time for a two year old, loving every second. Don’t worry, I was there to jump in if he fell. Proof yet again that you don’t have to spend money to find happiness.

Claire Walsh

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  • Aussie Mum 16th September 2009 at 11:02 am

    Well done – you are so brave taking the two little ones camping. We have been thinking about it but decided we would wait until Bub is a bit older before we launch into the full camping experience. Junior is very keen!

  • Maternal Tales 16th September 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Ooh you're very brave to take them camping. My one experience was having Edie wake up in the middle of the night and scream non-stop for about 10 minutes…until some other campsite dweller shouted shut the f*@k up at the top of his voice. We emerged red-faced in the morning pretending it hadn't been our child. Oh yes,and I almost forgot, Edie then weed all over my hubby before we

  • Mark 16th September 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Camping – cool; kids love it and so do I.<br><br>Money and happiness – very little relationship beyond the necessities<br><br>Hanging on the rings – Olympics 2028?

  • A Modern Mother 17th September 2009 at 6:50 am

    I love those old playparks — I can just imagine the see-saw. We know just about every playpark in a 20-mile radius of our home!

  • Coding Mamma (Tasha) 18th September 2009 at 10:53 am

    Sounds wonderful. Not sure how I would cope with camping these days, though!

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