I feel very lucky to have a lot of friends that are mums, some old friends I happen to be in (geriatric mother) sync with and our kiddies are the same ages, some newer friends that I’ve made along the way and I’ve been thinking about how totally DIFFERENT we all are!!
We all cope with the day to day things in different ways - hand written lists, alarms on your phone, a paper diary, shared calendars, kitchen notice boards, drawers you shove stuff in and rummage through at the last minute.. you see, we all do things differently.
Never more so when it comes to food and snacks. Now I like my kids to eat healthily - we all do! We may just not always have the time, the fridge may not be full enough or sometimes, you just really can’t be arsed!
So, when a group of mums meet up with kids and it’s picnic time, their little upturned faces lit up with anticipation. We know they won’t be disappointed. One mum turns up with a tub of chopped up peppers and cucumbers and homemade hummus , one turns up with nicely cut sandwiches with ham AND cheese options, one has a co-op tub of cocktail sausages and a huge family pack of monster munch, and here you are with a box of barney bears and a little bit of hope.
But there, right there is why it works!! A full balanced range of picnic food where no child will go home without something fresh, filling and tasty, with a whopping big treat at the end (whoever is the barney bear mum that week definitely gets the glory!) Thank you to all my amazing Phenomemum friends - you know who you are 💕and I hope you guys are as lucky as me. (Promise I’ll be the hummus mum again next time!)