the huntered housewife

our family life, our way

A Day with Friends

on July 7, 2011

We had a picnic scheduled for yesterday. We try to have one each school holidays to catch up with anyone who is available on the day. No pressures, no expectations. If you make it you make it, if you don’t then you don’t. Extra friends and extra kids are welcome. Having kids is not a pre-requisite. These picnics are open to anyone who wants to sit around & chat whilst the kids are busy playing in the park.

With the windy weather the last few days I didn’t know if our picnic would eventuate this time. We had to cancel it last time due to dodgy weather (& then it fined up so we could have gone after all!). To cut a long story short, we went to the park so the kids could play. But it was too windy to set out lunch stuff, never mind try to cook a bbq lunch. So after freezing for a while we came back to my place.

 A lovely afternoon was spent with the girls women chatting, snacking & cuppa-ing around the dining table (with Tanya’s endless mars bar slice along with other goodies) and the kids playing around the place.

I love the simplicity. I love that everything becomes communal. I love that nobody judges anybody else. I love that we can just be ourselves in a world where we have to be so much at other times.

And I am relieved the kids & I had spent a day cleaning the house earlier this week.

When did you last have a catch up with friends?

Karen xx

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One response to “A Day with Friends

  1. MultipleMum says:

    Hey! Sorry for the random comment, but you won my giveaway! Drop me an email with your address so I can organise to send you a copy of Kylie's book! x

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