The tablecloth makes the roadside picnic!

I spent Sunday with my mother, my sister, and the four fantastic children in this family! When it came time to exchange gifts, I was so excited when I opened up my Mother’s Day gift and saw that she had bought me a vinyl tablecloth. There were several other great items that went with the gift (a very cool insulated tote, sandwich Tupperware, ice packs, etc) but the tablecloth made all three of us laugh out loud. You see, when we went camping recently my husband gently made fun of my sister-in-law for bringing a tablecloth for the picnic table. I chided him and told him that some of my fondest memories of roadtripping and camping included a brightly colored vinyl tablecloth. When we got home, I told my mom the story.

I can’t remember a single roadside picnic without a beautiful swirly or flowered patterned table cloth. The roadside picnics often included a tuna kit and chips (in baggies of course!). Even though I have already taken several roadtrips with my kids, I can now continue the tradition of the multi-colored tablecloths.

Comments

  1. 1
    Kelley Close says:

    Here here to the tablecloths! 🙂

  2. 2

    Cute post, happy mothers day! And best wishes for many more picnics!

  3. 3
    The Q Family says:

    That’s neat. Sometimes the smallest thing is the most memorable thing in life. 🙂 Kudo to your mom for remembering what you told her. 🙂

    -Amy @ The Q Family

  4. 4
    Lorraine says:

    Hey, it's all about those fun & unique traditions that make us who we are. Glad to hear you can keep it going! Sounds like a fun day was had by all.