Here comes summer and with it a whole slew of outdoor festivals of every kind – ethinic, food and music festivals with an occasional hippy festival as well as standby farmers markets (often with music) in case nothing else happens to be on that weekend, which is rare.

We all have a good time and Bradley and I think this will be a good recipe for family happiness this summer:

Take kids to festival, have their faces painted, feed them ice cream, have a beer, enjoy the wacky festival people, and everyone falls into bed tired and happy afterwards. Parenting a la the Idle Parent. Perfect