Despite appearances, this is not a post about the farm.
This is a post about the fact that I told Pickle's mum that I'd pack a picnic for all of us but when I went to pick Pickle*** up, his mum handed over a shopping bag full to the brim with 'snacks'. A 20 pack of those assorted chips you can get, a 10 pack of Tiny Teddies, a 6 pack of apple and blackcurrant juice and a 20 pack of Freddos.
Seriously. There was me, Cappers, Maxi and Pickle. And 56 individually wrapped snack foods.
I explained that I had packed plenty of food for the day and tried to give the bag back, but she wasn't having a bar of it.**** She said it was a 'thank you gift' for taking Pickle. What could I say to that? So, off we trotted***** to the farm with enough food for a party of 20 and absolutely no idea what just happened there.
I now have 52 individually wrapped snack foods (we caved and each ate a Freddo) in my pantry that we absolutely don't need. But what do you do with them?
Is this usual behaviour?
Did Pickle's Mum go overboard with the 'thank you's?
Would you buy junk food for another family?
* I'll do a post on our lovely little reward system shortly.
** Not his real name. Hopefully that was obvious.
*** Pick pickle - now I wish I'd chosen a different name for him.
**** No pun intended.
***** See above.