Mums, what are your plans for Mother’s Day this year? Some years we go out for lunch, and others the boys and Si make me lunch – or more likely buy some sort of takeaway food. This year though, the boys want to make me a picnic.
I love eating outside as a family, whether that’s a pasty at the duck pond, or a full-blown picnic on a clifftop somewhere overlooking the sea.
When the boys were small, they used to love indoors picnics where they enjoyed the novelty of sitting on a blanket and eating in the lounge watching a film as a treat rather than in the dining room. I enjoyed it too, but partly because it meant we ate off of paper plates, and the cleaning up was minimal.
I still had to make the picnic though, but this year my ‘baby’ boy is now 10 and his brother (who will always be my baby no matter what he says) is 11 and a half. This means, that they are old enough to do the work for a change, and I love that they want to.
We’ve popped to Aldi and overloaded the trolley as usual, as a recent Aldi convert I still can’t believe some of the prices! The boys helped me to choose all sorts of goodies for our picnic.
Of course I also got them to practice in advance just to make sure they get it right on the day ;)
Now the only thing to work out, is where to go for this picnic. There are so many beautiful places in Cornwall, plus we have National trust memberships to make the most of so we’ll see where we end up.
The Cornish weather may decide that we need to resurrect the indoor picnic tradition of years ago, but whether indoors or outdoors on grass or sand, most importantly we’ll be spending the day together.
As amazing as Mother’s Day gifts are, and I have already been spoilt with my special hamper, the main thing I always want for Mother’s Day is just a special family day with my favourite people and lots of smiles.
*We were given a voucher to buy food for our Mother’s Day picnic, but all thoughts as ever are my own and no matter how random – honest*
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