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17.5.13

Four Years of Experiences

Looking back on the last 4 years in the run up to Charles' birthday I can't help but feel proud at the things we have done with him, the experiences he has had and the places he has gone.

Holidays to Centre Parcs (twice, in his first year)
We took our car on a train and went camping in France at 13 months old.
On a plane for a week in Lanzarote at 22 months old.
A weekend break to Drayton Manor.
A weekend break to London.
A couple of overnight stays at your aunty and uncles house in the Midlands and an overnight stay at Cambridge, at Silverstone and at St Neots.
A weekend break for his auntys wedding.
A week at Butlins, Bognor Regis.

We've visited some amazing places.
2 car museums, an air museum, various zoo's and farms, a secret bunker, the National Space Centre, Thomas Land, a Steam Museum a couple of times, a History Museum, a Science Museum, an old work house and two Sea Life Centres. Not forgetting 3 or 4 visits to the Dinosaur Park.
We've been to 3 different race circuits, visited castles, and once popped to London just for lunch.

We've been to many beaches along the Norfolk and Suffolk Coast, watched an air show every year and celebrated the Queens Jubilee on the beach.
We've walked in woods, and on marshland.
He's ridden a horse and a donkey.
We've visited a few country fayres, and the Royal Norfolk Show.

He's held a snake, touched a tortoise, touched a starfish, anemone and held a crab.
Fed a goat, cow, sheep and bottle fed lambs.

He's been on various theme park and fairground rides. Seen a few firework displays and had a day out on a boat.
He's been on various trains and steam trains.

And he's started preschool.

Plus lots more.
When I look at all of these things I wonder how or why I question my parenting and doubt myself as a mother.
I think I'm doing ok.