lars & Alma's picnic
A couple weeks ago our family started picnicking. Because it was the tail end of summer and time is short, we had to do it hard. We dragged blankets and pillows on the lawn, spread enormous meals out (we have no outdoor furniture yet), read stacks of books, watched Curious George or tractor videos on our phones (Lars watched, we downloaded) and just hung out with each other.
I wanted to share the experience with friends before it was too late, so I stayed alert for opportunities. My first attempt was at Lars' friend Desmond's house, but the two boys had other priorities like running and screaming. So I sat on the blanket with my perfectly packed basket for a while – alone.
Then, a few days later we had a playdate with Lars' friend Alma. Both Lars and Alma are starting at a new school in September, so Alma's mom and I decided to spend some time on the grounds with the kids to ease the transition. Opportunist that I am, I thought picnic.
So we spread out the blanket and food, waited for them to get hungry and ... success! They loved the picnic.
What a relief.
Now summer can end.