In an attempt to protect our table from the sometimes damaging whims of small children, Joe decided to polyurethane our dining room table over Memorial Day Weekend.
Consequently, this drove him to suggest a picnic in the yard just as I was completing dinner on Saturday night.
In my ever-flexible attitude I immediately began complaining, grumped and generally describing why I thought his idea was not a good one. He altogether ignored me and started dragging kids, blankets and plates outside. After a brief weighing of my options: eat alone inside (tempting!) or go outside and enjoy a picnic with four cute kids and my husband, I gave in and ventured outside for dinner.
We feasted happily together
and then the boys, content with full bellies,
took a rest together in the yard.
Sometimes being minus a dining table makes for a much better meal.