At the beginning of the summer, just before our perfect holiday in Devon, we took a trip down to our local park to get us back in the habit of spending time together. It was entirely impromptu, with no grand food plans and very few wonderful photos. But in the soft heat of the end of the day, rugby ball, bikes and rounders bat were nearly all we needed. I stopped and grabbed a few packs of firm favourite biscuits, fruit bars and water and met the family on the parched grass of an uninspiring, but nonetheless available park.
We are a family who adore each other. We haven’t spent enough time together recently. That I remember that one point of the summer as a high point of the year speaks volumes to me. I’ve got too hooked up on wanting family time to be perfect; the perfect place, the perfect weather, the perfect day.
Vita Coco who recently released a new range of flavoured Coconut Water drinks, sent us a picnic hamper in October. This was, admittedly, rather late to be trying to think of a perfect place to picnic although it did mean I got to think fondly about our holiday and that idyllic evening with the bikes and balls.
Bene however, reminded me exactly what it was all about. He unpacked the hamper, turned the frisbee into a tray, made me “sit down play mummy” and proceeded to spend a long and happy hour or two with my full attention and significant adoration, serving me up meals of beads while sipping happily on a carton of coconut water with a straw. (Which is, as we all know, toddler heaven. Straws! Whoohoo!!!)
It was the perfect picnic. Exactly what we both needed.
Here’s what they say about their drink:
What is Vita Coco?
Vita Coco’s all-natural, super-hydrating, fat-free, cholesterol-free, nutrient-packed, potassium-stacked, mega-electrolyte coconut water!
Bene certainly seemed to like it 🙂
Disclosure: we were sent a hamper of goodies for the purpose of this review. Words are our own.