Do you sit at home and wonder what you’ll do as a family this week? I do. Since choosing to dedicate one day a week to family (after it was seriously lacking during the house move) I now, after only three weeks of family days, am already wondering the same thing. What WILL we do this week?
I decided to look closer to home.
That’s the thing about a nature reserve right behind your house, there’s no excuse not to go and enjoy it and so we did! Unless you live in the middle of a city, it’s unlikely that a nature reserve isn’t that far away from you either.
Please excuse the hair cut. Like all little girls Miss Poss took to her hair with a pair of scissors. Had we gone on more bush picnics, I may have kept her busy and reduced the risk of this happening right before she was a flower girl at her Aunt’s wedding!
I’ve written about the benefits of taking your children bush walking but this time we decided to take a picnic with us.
Our forest picnic looked like this:
We must have lost our picnic rug in the move but I still had quite a few bath mats ( how did I get so many?). As you can see, they worked a treat for the picnic so I’m glad I kept them.
But wait, I forgot that a bush walk and a picnic also have one more benefit…
(insert here: the picture I forgot to take of three sleeping children)
It tires them out!
So what are you waiting for? This weekend your going for a forest picnic!