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And yes! First picnic of the year! A seaside picnic, and a little on the nippy side, but I hereby declare the picnic season opened! Oh, you're not the picnicking kind? You're the Sunday-with-the-Family-Lunch-Crowd-in-Beirut? I pity you. You have no idea what you miss out on. It's a great experience for kids. I just read that children that are exposed to germs at an earlier age do not contract as many diseases as children that are raised in a germ-free environment.
While outdoors, we collect stuff. Things. Anything. Children will in general bring rocks home. I collect stones with holes. Among other things. I pretty much collect anything. My SIL is testing here whether it is a whole hole, or just half a hole. Limestone and sea water make for some fantastic rock formations. I string them on a rope. And then I plan to do something interesting with them, but I haven't figured out yet what.