My oldest and I had a picnic lunch outside today. Here’s how that went.
Can you please take your shoes off before you step on the blanket?
Mommy there are bugs on the blanket.
It’s fine. Please stop bunching the blanket up. Eat your sandwich please.
MOMMY THERE’S A BEE ON YOU!
If you don’t eat your sandwich we will never do this again.
Do bees like shade or sun? Let’s ask the bee if it likes sun or shade. You first mommy.
Bee-do-you-like-sun-or-shade? Please just eat your sandwich.
My feet are dirty. I want to see your feet.
We will clean them inside. Just eat your sandwich. I made that for you. Eat the sandwich or we’re going home.
I like the sandwich open with two parts.
Fine, open the sandwich. Don’t touch your feet.
I DON’T LIKE THIS SANDWICH! Mommy can we go to sleep outside?
Yes, you can go to sleep on the blanket.
No, I am not going to sleep outside. I will watch you. Take one more bite of your sandwich and lie down.
The trees are hiding the sun. Now I am hiding the sun, mommy.
That’s great sweetheart. Isn’t it nice to eat lunch outside?
Mommy I have to poop.