Why Festivals are Good for YOU!
We head off to Lulworth Cove for Camp Bestival 2019 in a few days and we are sooooooooo excited! Festival prep is well under way with outfit schujjing top of the to-do list. Whilst we totally agree that there’s quite a lot of work involved for such a seemingly short time away, we’d argue it’s totally worth all the effort.
Here’s why we think festivals are good for you, good for your relationship and good for the family.
We’d urge you to drop the routine, all the routines, especially the sleep routines we all fuss so much over. Everyone will sleep eventually, we promise; the intake of fresh air will have topped out so sleep will arrive. There’s no work the next day so catch up then!
The kids like to see you break out of your mum routine; dress-up, dance, sleep in, make friends, cook on a camping stove, get that tent up however long it takes! Your little ones will learn so much.
Celebrate your community: not your neighbours, although celebrate them too but celebrate your like-minded community. Celebrate the music lovers, the dresser-uppers and the free thinkers. Dance like no-one is watching. No one is watching. Well, your kids are and if they are 10 and below then they will be smiling at you. If they are over 10, then they will smile at you again, eventually, in another decade…. But you can’t wait that long to dance. Dance.
Chill. Properly chill. Find a spot, roll out your rug and stop still. Yes, yes, the kids are on the move but come on, if Mr Tumble is on top form you can find a few slow hours to tune out and breath in and out the oxygen.
Wear the glitter. Dress the tent. Re-create the wild you. The give fewer fucks you. The time is but a construct you. This is your holiday, your time off. Be a little wild…be really wild!
Try new food. Listen to different music genres. Get your hair braided, yes you mum! Festivals are excellent opportunities to try something new and no-one, absolutely no-one is going to judge you.
And we guarantee you’ll arrive home with plenty of washing and glitter everywhere but with so many brilliant memories.
See you there, Loungers.
Katy & Sarah x