Once a week my mom’s group gets together for a group playdate at one of our houses (we rotate). We also see each other for various other trips to playgrounds and parks throughout the week, but it’s nice to have our one “formal” get together planned for each week. Occasionally, we plan something fun outside of our living rooms, and this week we all went blueberry picking!
We went to a great little u-pick spot just one the other side of the water, and got started as soon as they opened. Cullen hasn’t done anything like it before and I wasn’t sure what he’d think. Once he realized he could pick the tiny blue fruits off the bushes and actually eat them, he was totally sold. He insisted on carrying the bucket, but refused to actually put any blueberries inside of it — all fruit must be eaten!
Since he stole our blueberry collecting vessel, I walked around gathering handfuls at a time before returning to him to dump them into the bucket. But each time I added another handful, Cullen just took a break from berry picking himself to eat my loot straight from the bucket. After a little while, I gave up on the idea that we’d actually be taking any home, and figured we’d just enjoy our outing and not worry about it. Cullen and his buddies had a blast running up and down the rows of bushes and eating more berries than they could imagine.
I ended up returning our empty bucket at the end and explaining that all blueberries would be going home in our bellies. I told the guy to just ring me up for a few pounds and thanked him for a great morning!
It was really fun, and I can’t wait to go again. Of course, it’s all about having low expectations and just enjoying a day of family fun. But that’s how most of our days are anyway. Looking forward to apple picking in the fall!