With the Easter holidays starting at the end of the week, along with the warmer weather it can only mean one thing… Picnic time!
When Roo was about Tigger’s age she went through a really fussy stage and the only way we could get her to eat anything was by having picnic’s. We would set up a blanket on the floor, place different foods in bowls/plates (thank goodness for the dishwasher) and then she would sit down and munch her way through the different bowls etc.
The idea of having regular picnic’s (i.e. every mealtime) soon lost it’s appeal for me but as she regained her less fussy state the novelty of having a picnic has become much more of a lovely idea, especially as the weather starts to warm up and the kids want to be outdoors rather than hold up inside with the ‘same boring toys’ that they have played with all winter.
This year I am planning to get out and about as much as possible. In order to do this I want to treat us to some picnic time treats…
We have a past it’s best free cool bag that we got on promotion for something or other, it doesn’t really keep the food cool and it is a pain in the bum to carry. I’m loving the idea of a collapsible cool bag/basket as it won’t take up much space in my small galley kitchen but will still hold quite a bit when filled with food.
Like most households I have an array of food storage boxes hidden in the cupboard, however with misshaped lids, missing lids and ones that turned orange (why do they always turn orange) they are quite frankly a bit manky. A new set of lock & lock boxes will ensure my potato salad stays contained, plus I could then throw out all my mismatch boxes I currently have.
Always good to have a waterproof backed blanket, we have made the mistake of just using a generic blanket and ended up with wet bottoms. Also if you are picnicking on the beach the sand can’t work its way through the holes in a traditional towel or blanket.
Whilst I’m sitting in the sunshine
reading my book keeping an eye on the children it’s always best if they are entertained or you end up with endless requests of ‘Mum will you push me on the swings?’ etc. so I’m hoping that a bit of good old fashion garden games will keep them occupied with a variety of things that they can do all in one box.
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