In all honesty hitting the ‘grand old age’ of 40 in 2019 made me reassess my life. I loved dance music, clubbing, and festivals, but I also wanted a kid.
And now, we have a new raver, born in January 2021. It’s been over a year now since we’ve been to a gig, festival or even a bar, with Covid restrictions in place for much of 2020, but it doesn’t matter with our new addition.
Nearly seven weeks after her arrival and we’ve ventured out into the big wide world to go to Zen Baby, a mixture of baby massage and sensory fun for both of us.
OK, so it isn’t quite Creamfields or Ultra, but our little one clearly enjoyed it and maybe 18 years down the line she will enjoy the adrenaline rush of a huge festival (if they’re still around).
With disco lights, scarves, ribbons and bubbles, this is where you’ll find us for the next few weeks.
And before you ask, no, I haven’t given up raving, it’s just in a different way. Like everyone over the last year we’ve had to find different ways of communicating, socialising and having fun. So for the time being, the raves have moved online, with baby friendly songs.
Don’t worry though, we’ll be back at the (baby friendly) festivals just as soon as they can go ahead. 🙌
Are you a new mum or dad who used to love going out? Let me know how you’re adjusting to life with a little one.