Do your kids ever go into Paradise Paralysis?
Like mine this morning!
It’s a perfect summer day with dozens of options all around.
Yet some inexplicable malaise of grumpy-bumpy inertia takes hold right at breakfast time.
One of my most dependable save-the-day summertime hacks is to simply, oh so simply, lay out a blanket.
It must be pure magic because at once the gentle nestling begins.
(full of toys or snacks).
A tray of new elements for play.
Random pieces of furniture.
(Favorite trick: UPSIDE DOWN FURNITURE FOR PLAYSCAPES!)
We sink sumptuously into the half-shade, half-sun perfection for a couple of hours.
The Play is highest quality immersion; contentment factor high.
A picnic blanket is a home away from home.
Even when it’s just a couple metres from home.