The Little Purple Dragon

We had a fab day at the Dragon Festival, the weather was beautiful and Taliah looked amazing in her costume. The event had the potential to be pretty big but for some reason it just wasn’t. But that didn’t stop it from being an inspiring place to be. Newcastle Emlyn is a lovely little village in the county of Ceredigion, somewhat known for attracting ‘hippy’ types, or should I say, families who don’t tend to conform to societies general expectations. But there was a real friendly ‘feel’, people chatted to us, we ordered some bamboo nappies from the real nappy vendor, chatted to some home-edders (good to know there’s more out there!) and were not the only ones breastfeeding and babywearing. Its all given me that little push I need to break some unhelpful thought patterns and let go of pre-conceived ideas and judgements.

Another plus is that I came away with plenty of ideas for stuff to make and do. It’s just case of being less uptight and seeing the potential!

Oh, and, the small person won a prize for her costume!


Taking the time it takes…

If anyone had ever told me while I was pregnant that my little girl wouldn’t be sitting unaided at the age of 2, I’m really not sure how I would have felt. I sometimes wonder what other people make of our situation, I sometimes get the weird feeling that we are out of touch with the general baby-raising population, floating above them in our bubble. Many people find it difficult to relate to us and I think its because of a few reasons.

Firstly, its the perceived ‘hippy’ thing. Breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby-wearing, attachment parenting, baby-led…it scares people.

Secondly, no matter how beautiful and bright and funny our little girl is, there is clearly issues. It must be awkward for them, not knowing what to say

And lastly, its our attitude. We are easy, we don’t believe in too much pressure. We just rolling along. We were planning on home edding anyway and kind of makes even more sense now.

So on the surface I guess we are living life from a very different viewpoint. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt is that you’ve just got to take the time it takes. There’s no winning post in life, success in life is about how happy you are. We plan on being very happy!!

We are busy this week, we are attending the Heart of the Dragon Festival this weekend so are working on some costume type stuff. It’s nice to go out as a family, just hope the weather is nice for us.