Living Room Picnic defines so many facets of how I live right now. It’s simplistic, it’s spontaneous, and fun memories.
Simple: Life can be lived moment-by-moment instead of dollar-by-dollar or to the tune of the latest gadget. Childhood and parenthood is about the moments you create when you spend time as a family. It’s “how you made them feel” and “how you did it together” that matters more than what toys you bought them.
Spontaneous: One of the first traditions I created with my kids when I started my parenting journey on my own was the “living room picnic.” We would roll out the picnic blanket in the living room and literally have a picnic (minus the drinks) on the living room floor. It requires no prior planning and can be done year round. Just shake out the blanket outside when you’re done.
Fun: Sometimes it’s fun to NOT follow the rules. In order to grow as a person, I know I need to push the limits and try new things. I want to keep learning about new ways to cook, to organize my life, and to understand the world around me.
In other words, there will be a hodge-podge of posts on this blog.