As I may have mentioned before, I don’t always feel like cooking dinner. Especially when Annalyn is in one of her “Pick me up, Mommy! Up! I want up!” moods. And that’s…pretty much every night I try to cook dinner.

So one night a few weeks ago, I decided to do something different. We drove through McDonald’s (“Chicken nuggets! I want chicken nuggets!”) and took the meal home.

I spread out a blanket and pulled our food out of the bags, and we had a picnic. Right there on the living room floor.

Annalyn didn’t quite understand what “picnic” meant. She kept pointing to various things – fries, bags, feet – and asking, “This a picnic? This a picnic, Mommy?”

But she understood that we were doing something different. Something fun. Something special for just the two of us.

How do you make the ordinary special?

This post will be linked to Tuesdays Unwrapped at Chatting at the Sky.


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