In theory, I love the idea of going on a picnic. In reality, the thought of schlepping all that food and getting eaten alive by mosquitoes is not so appealing.
So, on a rainy day this week we went on a picnic: On the floor of my dining room. I laid out a cute plastic table cloth, and the kids and I munched on goodies and read books together.
The best parts? Proximity to the fridge, no sunscreen, no bug repellant, no bugs, and no schlepping. Did I mention we cranked up the music and grabbed books off the shelves?
The kids are on a Beatrix Potter kick.
Over tea, we also enjoyed a gem of a book about the magic of books. It’s called, “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.” It was even made into a short film, which won an ACADEMY AWARD.
We just loved the book and the film!
All in all, the indoor picnic was a great way to spend a lazy afternoon. Just because it’s raining or the mosquitoes are ferocious doesn’t mean you can’t still have a picnic!