As a family of 9, carrying chairs for each of us to picnics, concerts, the beach and all the other awesome outdoor events we have in St. Augustine is totally unrealistic. I'd need to pull a U-Haul trailer just to hold our seats! Picnic blankets are more compact but Florida's rainy days and humid nights make for wet hineys when we try that. What's a Florida Girl to do?
When I first heard of the Monkey Mat, it sounded too good to be true. A lightweight picnic blanket that folds small enough for a pocket in my diaper bag, is waterproof and shakes clean after each use? Sure enough... this little mat is versatile and perfect for our on-the-go family!
We take it to the beach, we pack it for St. Augustine's Light Up Night and finally started keeping it in the diaper bag because it's so small, why not!? I've even used it as a blanket for little Wes and a rain jacket as we dash in stores during Florida's afternoon thunderstorms! The only way this could get any better is if we had 2! LOL!