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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bedtime Picnics

Once in a while, do something crazy that makes your child wonder if you've lost your mind.

Follow your normal routine for getting the kids in bed. Get them all snuggled in as though you were headed off to bed yourself.

Go to the kitchen and gather a few snacks and drinks.

Go back to their bedroom and declare BEDTIME PICNIC. If you have more than one child, have them congregate in the same bed for the picnic event. Sit with them and enjoy the giggles and conversation that will surely come with the picnic.

Don't do this too often, about once every few weeks or so is gracious plenty. You want this to continue to be a special treat.

Edited to Add:
Be sure to come back and tell me how your kids react when you surprise them with a Bedtime Picnic. I can't wait to hear all your stories.


StaceyC4 said...

That is a great idea...I already find random food in their rooms, they might as well share it with me!!

Dorothy L said...

What an absolutely grand idea. I can't imagine the kids not thinking the same thing.

I am going to try this out with my granddaughter once in a while...she will definitely think I have lost it :P

Jenn said...

That's a really great idea! I've got 2 little ones and I'm going to try this for sure!

Mom said...

Be sure to come back and tell me all about your Bedtime Picnic adventures. I would love to hear how your kids react when you surprise them with a picnic...

BK said...

That's a fantastic idea. I think the kids will absolutely love this idea and it can be a splendid bonding time for parents and kids too.

Petula said...

It is a good idea. ... Uh, but you know me, do I have the courage to do it? Maybe one night after Anna goes to sleep I can do it with the older two. That would be something cool to do with the teenager too when she comes home. She'd love something like that. :)