When my children were small and medium sized, I was too often home with them during bouts of childhood illnesses. “Boring” was not a word I liked to hear. So I tried all sorts of silly things to keep them interested. One of their favorites was living room picnics. I took a real tablecloth and brought food to the living room to have a picnic lunch together on the floor. The children would help choose the foods, and as long as the whole day’s foods were healthy, I didn’t care if one meal was out of balance. We found that if it were more often than once a week, it was too much. And it’s a bonus if it’s a rainy day. Try it!