I’m spending this weekend with my boy – some one-on-one time with my youngest child.
My hubby and daughter went off to Wembley with the extended family for the rugby Challenge Cup Final, so my son and I stayed home to have some fun of our own. He is a real homebody and loves chilling out in the comfort of his home and I’m not a rugby fan, so we chose to avoid the sport and turn to music instead!
At the start of the school holidays the family went to Camp Bestival where we sang and danced and enjoyed being outdoors. We love music as a family and my son has always been a bit of a rock star. He would play the air guitar in the nursery school nativity play when he was supposed to be playing a sheep and he dances around all the time.
So staying on a festival theme, and as it is the last bank holiday weekend of the year, we decided to have a festival at home. Tomorrow is the date of The Caravan Club’s Big Little Tent Festival, a new event where The Caravan Club are encouraging families to pitch up and camp outside in their gardens over the weekend as a way of spending more time outdoors. I was sent some bunting and a flag to help me create a festi-vibe, and whilst we won’t be sleeping outside tonight, my boy and I are having dinner in our tent and listening to some tunes.
My son and I created a den and for lighting we used his new Head Light from Spearmark. This battery operated lamp is colour changing and is activated by noise. When we sing, the head lights up – especially around the mouth area which flashes as we talk which is funny! It has given us lots of laughs to pretend to be the Head Light talking!
Spearmark also manufacture licenced products like the Minions lights (pictured left) and we used a couple in our tent. The Minions lights also change colour, and helped to create a disco feel last night as we ate supper!
I am really enjoying spending this time with my boy – he’s such a unique child, the coolest kid in his class (although I may be a little biased!) He loves karate and parkour, music and Minecraft but what he loves most is cuddles with his mum and chilling out at home – long may that last!
Press samples were used in this post – thank you to the brands who sent them and helped to make my little boy smile.