We haven’t done a lot of date nights this summer (um, yeah, I started writing this in August), but we have tried to get to the ones we can’t do any other time of year – like go for a swim or climb on the roof. Next up: picnic in the backyard.
The thing is, I decided at noon on a Friday that I needed a project, then planned the menu, took the kids to the grocery store, came home and cooked everything (including the cookies!), hauled it all outside for a photo shoot, took it back in to put in the fridge and…really wasn’t in the mood for a picnic at that point. I was tired. And hot. And not so hungry after sampling everything along the way;)
Once we got through getting it all back outside and re-set up, though, it was relaxing and fun and just…nice to do something different, you know? The kids spilled a lot of food on the ground and we didn’t have to clean it up. They could swing when they lost interest, which was pretty quick. Thomas and I actually got to talk a little! I finally used that picnic tablecloth that came with a wedding present six years ago! And my pretty picnic basket previously only used to carry potluck dishes or presents to other peoples’ houses on holidays!