I've been having a think about this parenting thing. One thing that I want to do as a parent is expose Nicky to all sorts of experiences that aren't part of day to day life. Now, I don't mean I'm going to take him travelling around the world (as much as I'd love to, but alas I don't have the money for that), just, every so often, do something unusual.
To do this, I need ideas. So far I've come up with:
Go to Glastonbury. We're doing this in June. It'll either be the greatest weekend of his life so far, or a miserable disaster. I'm sure it'll be the former...
Go to the Olympics. Now, I dont know if this will be feasable, as he'll only be 3 by the time the Olympics come round, and I don't know if it'll be something he'll be interested in. But if we can find something he wants to go and watch, we'll go.
Try new foods. I don't want him to be a fussy eater, so I want to expose him to as many different foods as possible. I even want him to eat curry, even though the smell of it makes me feel slightly ill.
Travel abroad. That might not sound like much, but I didn't go abroad with my parents until I was 16. I don't feel like I missed out on much, and I've certainly made up for it now, but I want to take him on a plane when he's young and expose him to other languages and cultures. Besides, I don't want to give up my holidays! We're taking him to Rhodes in September, to start this one off.
That's all I can think of for now-does anyone else have any ideas? What kind of thing would you have loved to have done with your parents as a child? Inspire me!
In other news, I've listened to 2 more albums. Fantasy Black Channel by Late Of The Pier, and Say I Am You by The Weepies. I didn't really like either of them, but I tried, which is more than I would have done pre-TYSIC.
Oh, and thank you if you've voted for me in the MP3 player contest. I'm extremely flattered that people think that I'm worthy, and its given my self-esteem a much needed boost. So, cheers for that :)