Laying out a picnic blanket is like making your bed. As soon as that bed is neatly made, or the blanked unfurled – that’s where everyone wants to be! Even in the biggest grassiest park, our boys love to sit on that blanket and snack away and tell stories. As Together Counts™ ambassadors, we understand the importance of making time for as many meals together as possible, whether it’s indoors or al fresco. We love a good picnic so much! It really is more than a meal, and here are our favorite reasons why:
- We love how the picnic set-up puts everyone on the same level. Eye to eye and crowding around.
- There’s really no way to complicate the picnic meal, every option is right at your fingertips – to refill juice, get a napkin, a new fork to replace the one that fell onto the dog, isn’t a problem at a picnic- it’s all right at hand!
- Logistically, the meal becomes less complicated, is usually easily put together (sandwiches, chips, fruit, etc.) or even order take-out! You don’t need five pots and three pans and a spice rack to make a picnic dinner special! It is special simply because it is different than the norm. And your kids will sense it too – you’ll see them giggle and do little dances on their knees, it brings out the silly and cuddly in everyone.
- While you’re packing, slip in a frisbee, a bottle of bubbles, or a soccer ball and then when everyone’s done eating you can extend family time into some active play.
If you’re looking for a way to shake up your mid-week routine, a picnic is the way to go!
Small Fry Blog is a children’s lifestyle blog that highlights the food, adventures, parties, make it yourself fun you can do with your kiddos! Nicole, Emily and Jenna make the daily decision to look past the things they did not check off the list, but focus on the simple things they can do to illuminate their lives.