Thursday, August 11, 2011
However, I am a huge fan of the picnic lunch (or the picnic dinner for that matter). Having a picnic can make the ordinary act of eating a little special for the kids, and it gives me greater flexibility in the times available for our adventures.
Yesterday, I spent the morning making pickles (Pickles!), and by the time I finished, it was already 11:30. We've been having a great stretch of weather up here and I wanted to make sure that we had plenty of time outdoors, too, so I packed a simple picnic lunch and we headed to Dodge Nature Center. In fact, the added enticement of the picnic made Charlie more enthusiastic about taking a nature walk, which was not the adventure he wanted to take. If it were up to Charlie, all our adventures would be focused on procuring gumballs.