Thursday, June 7, 2012

What Do You Think Thursdays with Skinny Scoop: Taking It To Go

 Our departure for our Family Road Trip is approaching fast!  And in case you’re wondering, that exclamation point is a mixture of equal parts of fear and excitement.  I find solace in my preparation.

Now it’s down to the packing.  Even though I’m sure anyone of you would be more than happy to come over and help me pack our suitcases, I just don’t think that’s feasible. 

But what you can do is give me great suggestions for healthy road trip food.  My plan is to pack our new gigantic cooler full of yummy, exciting, and healthy food.  Besides the obvious of just wanting to be healthy, there are a couple of other reasons we aren’t going to be stuffing our faces with M & M’s and Doritos:
I don’t want Thomas’s sugar addiction to flare up in a confined area only to turn him loose in our family’s house that has been so generous to open up to us to stay with them.  I don’t want to feel that awkward feeling of wearing out our welcome within the first hour of arriving.

I hate getting fit before a vacation only to feel like a beached whale upon arrival.  I usually reserve that feeling for *after* vacation.

I need ideas that are FUN and *SPARKLY*!  (And neat.  I get a little twitchy when I think about a car covered in graham cracker crumbs). Let’s be honest, this journey will take approximately two days of driving for 6-7 hours at a time.  I want them to be happy little people in hopes of a peaceful Family Road Trip.

Here’s what is on my list already.  I could really use some suggestions! 


Elizabeth-FlourishinProgress said...

I'm, like, so embarrassed right now. Here you are, being an awesome mom, preplanning all these healthy treats. Last week, before we boarded our flight, I grabbed 2 Snickers bars at an airport gift shop and threw them in my bag. For a 10 hour flight.

Perhaps my child should go and live with you.

Mommy on the Spot said...

There is a dark side to all this planning. It presents itself as increased stomach acid production and gigantic bags under my eyes. Not to mention my teeth are ground into dust.