20 September 2013
Lately, S has been obsessed with the idea of a picnic.
Back in the spring, it wasn't uncommon for us to make a lunch and bring it outside to have a picnic on their picnic table out back. They loved it -- and so did I. It meant a lot less clean up for me!
So the other day, as I was making lunch, S put in a request for a picnic.
Too bad it was already 90 degrees out, and our backyard has NO SHADE. There was no way I was taking them outside to eat, and suffering the sweat just running down my back.
Her next suggestion was a picnic in the living room -- but since I was already heating up some pizza, all I could envision was red smears all over the rental carpet. And quickly shut that down, as well.
But not before I had another thought.
Who says a picnic has to be in a specific place, right?!
So I laid some towels out on the kitchen floor, gave them their food and told them it was a pizza picnic in the kitchen!
They were thrilled -- and S is still asking me if we can have another kitchen picnic.
I wonder how long it will be before she is trying to convince her Dad that we need to eat our dinners on a picnic blanket on the floor!