Much like his mother, Evan enjoys a good snack while driving anywhere. During the week, we spend our mornings at the gym and on the 20 minute drive home, I’m in for it if I have forgotten to pack a snack for the little guy. I used to be frustrated with the annoying task of putting together a bag full of crackers, goldfish, etc when trying to head out the door with all our other garb. I also wasted a lot of food because the constant opening and closing of chip and snack bags caused them to go stale faster. Suddenly, I had an epiphany…I decided to make a bunch of ‘snack packs’ ahead of time (a total “duh” moment). I’m passing this on to you as you may find the trick useful yourself (saves a lot of money over buying the pre-packaged snack packs, too).
Just purchase the snack sized ziplock bags and your kid’s favorite snacks. Fill the bags as full as you want and place them in a basket or anywhere easy to grab in a time of need. The ‘car friendly’ snacks we prefer are Mini Club Crackers, Veggie Straws, Goldfish and Mini Rice Cakes (of the cheese variety to be specific). Throw them in a cute basket or container for easy grabbing-on-the-go and..boom…you have an extra 2 minutes to spare next time you are in a hurry. 🙂
On a quick side-note, I had my super-serious-ultra-dangerous surgery on Wednesday (ie: my outpatient, 45 minute surgery on my wrist to fix tendonitis). All went well, but I don’t recommend opting to NOT be under anesthesia when given the option. The local anesthetic hurt like crazy and I hearing the sound of them snipping tissue was enough to make me gag. Recovery is not so bad, though. I was feeling well enough to attend kickboxing class the next morning…although I definitely didn’t try as hard as I normally do. I can take the lovely bandage off on Monday and stitches come out next Thursday. Not too bad!