09 June 2009

Sometimes You Have To Go On A Picnic

Sometimes you have to stop everything and go on a picnic in the backyard with your child.

Sometimes you have to let her pack the snacks, rice cakes and blueberries and cheese sticks, though you pour the milk into a straw cup for her, and some gin and limeade into a glass for yourself.

Sometimes you have to let her find the right spot for the blanket.

Sometimes you have to let her cut the rice cakes with a plastic knife.

Sometimes you have to let her pick the wild white flowers with the egg yolk yellow stamens, and sometimes you have to let her paint it like makeup all over your face.

Because sometimes, that's all that's important in the world.

19 comments:

Kelly said...

I agree.

;)

heidi said...

just say yes.

mayberry said...

You look positively sunny.

Rachel said...

You're absolutely right. Sounds like fun!

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Life is good.

abby said...

picnics are awesome. I'm jealous. and dandelions are also good face paint.

Debbie said...

What a great mom you are!

painted maypole said...

yes

slouchy said...

perfect!

Mental P Mama said...

Absolutely true;)

apathy lounge said...

*sigh*

I miss those days.

flutter said...

absolutely perfect

Ozma said...

Oh, lovely, lovely.

A Magical Childhood said...

We have a lot of those days too. Sounds like a wonderful memory for both of you. I never thought of adding gin to my drinks though. I like the sounds of that too! :)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

'Cause that's what the best part of life is all about.

alejna said...

That was just beautiful.

Aunt Becky said...

Of course.

julochka said...

i especially love those times with the gin & lime.

and sometimes you have to give a pig a pancake. :-) and if you do, she's gonna want syrup to go with it....

Woman in a Window said...

You've got that right!