In Search of Picnic

In Search Of PicnicThe Toddler is living an imaginary life again. This time she’s picnicking.

The Toddler stands up purposefully. She announces, ‘Got nic nic! The Toddler go and get it!’ It’s news to Silly Mummy that The Toddler has a picnic, but off she goes to the kitchen, where she can be heard saying, ‘Daddy, where’s nic nic gone?’ Ah, it appears the picnic is missing, and The Toddler suspects foul play by Silly Daddy is to blame. Nothing to do with the non-existent nature of the picnic.

The Toddler is back in the living room, the picnic having failed to materialise (as is the want of entirely imaginary picnics). The Toddler, however, is not giving up just yet: ‘Mummy, The Toddler bringy nic nic in the fridge.’ Apparently, the picnic is now in the fridge. The Toddler heads back to the kitchen: ‘Daddy, nic nic in the fridge.’ Silly Daddy is no longer a suspect in the abduction of the picnic. Of course not: the picnic is safe and sound in the fridge. The Toddler is getting it.

The Toddler returns from the kitchen. Still sans picnic. In the circumstances (there is no picnic), this is not unexpected. Silly Mummy says, ‘Did you get it, darling?’
The Toddler is finally admitting picnic defeat: ‘No. Can’t get it. I’m not funny. The Toddler wants Peppa Pig.’

It is a little known point of social etiquette that, if you are ever in the embarrassing position of attending a picnic having forgotten the actual picnic, Peppa Pig is considered an acceptable substitute. As long as you admit that you are not funny.

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  1. Brilliant, I love the imaginary play! Thank goodness The Toddler has cleared up that…I always wonder what to do with a forgotten picnic. I’m all prepared now to declare myself serious and informative (unfunny) and jump in muddy puddles xx

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Yes, declare yourself serious and informative, and present your Peppa Pig (or just yell ‘Peppa Pig’) with pride, safe in the knowledge that an awkward social situation has been diffused! Then you can continue with your puddles! I am wondering if I can get The Toddler to say ‘serious and informative’…xx

  2. Melody says:

    Aaaaw my boss toddler is always in her imaginary world too and I love listening to her until she decides that I am in it too. Peppa Pig is a saver…all the time. 😉 xx

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Haha, yes, it is all fun and games until you find yourself living an imaginary life too! Thanks for reading!

  3. John Adams says:

    My youngest does something, only it’s not a pic nic…she goes off shoopping. It’s very sweet to watch and I love seeing her imagination working this way. #BigFatLinky

  4. Jenny says:

    It’s great they are such great imaginations and keep us entertained. I love that she calls it a nic nic so cute. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me, I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

  5. Very funny! And so exactly what toddlers are like! My kids are a bit older now and reading your post made me nostalgic about those funny toddler times. Love the look of your blog too, by the way, great colours. #bigfatlinky

    • Silly Mummy says:

      The toddler times are great – they’re such funny little things! Thank you – took me ages to decide on colours, but I like the ones I chose! Thanks for reading!

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