I wasn't happy about camping this week, about letting my son run off with his friends where I couldn't see him. I didn't like the idea of my kids being covered in mud, or cold tents, the smell of smoke in my hair and the horrid loos!! You see, I've never properly camped before and although we went to @campbestival last year, my husband knew me too well and pre booked a hotel so that we only camped for one night..! (I'm not proud of this but I was incredibly grateful.) But even with valid reason to cancel last minute, I was persuaded (forced) to go by friends also going, and my fate was decidedly set. The funny thing about worry is it never really turns out the way you expect it to... The kids had an amazing time and ran wild without a care in the world but were also very responsible and came over if they needed me. I even surprised myself and embraced going back to basics. I think part of me stopped fighting the expectations I set me my head, which weren't that high, but found I had to let go and just. stop. thinking.I actually had fun in the rain, in the cold tent on a deflating air bed and wearing soggy socks in sloppy shoes because when night came we always sat under a cloud of stars in front of a burning wood fire. But what really made this mini break so awesome was the friends I went with, the laughter, the tears, the hugs, the peeing behind our mates car in the middle of the night, and the many, many, many, bottles of wine and spirits we guzzled down along the way! So, yeah, camping isn't my dream holiday but it wasn't bad at all. In fact, I bloody loved it!! x 🍾πŸ₯ƒ......#tofriends #mumblog #mumlife #mummyblogger #uk #camping #family #trips #bloglife #illustration #happydays #outdoors #roadtrips #memories #kidsofinstagram #ferrel #wild #firsttime #mudwars #mumsofinstagram #dadlife #getbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends #friends #fun #smile #funnypic #parenting #parenthood #lettinggo #camplife

I wasn’t happy about camping this week, about letting my son run off with his friends where I couldn’t see him. I didn’t like the idea of my kids being covered in mud, or cold tents, the smell of smoke in my hair and the horrid loos!! You see, I’ve never properly camped before and although we went to @campbestival last year, my husband knew me too well and pre booked a hotel so that we only camped for one night..! (I’m not proud of this but I was incredibly grateful.) But even with valid reason to cancel last minute, I was persuaded (forced) to go by friends also going, and my fate was decidedly set. The funny thing about worry is it never really turns out the way you expect it to… The kids had an amazing time and ran wild without a care in the world but were also very responsible and came over if they needed me. I even surprised myself and embraced going back to basics. I think part of me stopped fighting the expectations I set me my head, which weren’t that high, but found I had to let go and just. stop. thinking.I actually had fun in the rain, in the cold tent on a deflating air bed and wearing soggy socks in sloppy shoes because when night came we always sat under a cloud of stars in front of a burning wood fire. But what really made this mini break so awesome was the friends I went with, the laughter, the tears, the hugs, the peeing behind our mates car in the middle of the night, and the many, many, many, bottles of wine and spirits we guzzled down along the way! So, yeah, camping isn’t my dream holiday but it wasn’t bad at all. In fact, I bloody loved it!! x 🍾πŸ₯ƒ……#tofriends #mumblog #mumlife #mummyblogger #uk #camping #family #trips #bloglife #illustration #happydays #outdoors #roadtrips #memories #kidsofinstagram #ferrel #wild #firsttime #mudwars #mumsofinstagram #dadlife #getbywithalittlehelpfrommyfriends #friends #fun #smile #funnypic #parenting #parenthood #lettinggo #camplife

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