I don’t know about you, but my husband works. Someone has to bring in the money around here. His work schedule has him getting home between 6 and 7 most days. That means he misses out on almost every day of fun. He gets home in time to eat dinner and help put the kids to bed. It’s no good.
So I had this little brainstorm a few weeks ago. It’s summer! Kids don’t have to get to bed by eight! We don’t have to eat dinner at home every night! What if I had a picnic ready when Charlie walks in the door and we all head out to the great unknown?
Some of tonight’s picnic fare: cantaloupe, left-over corn on the cob, chocolate chip cookies.
(I didn’t really want peanut butter and jelly, so I picked up some of Trader Joe’s pulled pork for sandwiches. Next week I’ll plan better and maybe make it myself, but this was yummy and fast.)
We’ve been having Dinner Picnics now at least once a week. And it’s great. We’re fortunate that we live near the beach, and we’re kind of beach addicts, so mostly we go there. Sometimes we vary it and we go to the dunes, where the baby enjoys eating sand. Tonight it was the pier so the boys could fish.
It’s great to have found a way to extend Fun Summer to evenings with Dad! Where do you enjoy going for simple fun in the summer?
Link up to the Summer Fun Challenge so we can all learn from your ideas!
windy July evenings
little boy laughter