We're back! Here is one of our favorite blogs from 2015 - highlighting the joys of the car line. We'd love to hear your tips - please comment below!
My daughter started kindergarten this year! It has been an amazing adventure but with every adventure comes new things. This was the first time in my life I was introduced to a car line. My daughter's school is new this year and it is absolutely beautiful. With that being said the first week of school in the car line was an absolute nightmare.
If I had the luxury of being in the car line alone it wouldn't have been as bad but in tow with me I have my three year old son who is in the middle of an amazing tantrum phase. In addition to the tantrums, he knows that if he says he has to go potty , then he can get out of the car.
So let's do the math, tired mom, cranky three year old, and a really really long line of parents who are equally miserable. Here are some of the things that have happened to us so far:
I think it is safe to say we've made a spectacle of ourselves and we are pretty well known in the car line! Here are some tips that I can pass along so that you too can survive the car line!
How do you survive the car line?
We are Mamas on the move, always searching for a way to infuse healthy options into our kids' diet. Thankfully, we received a complimentary box of Educational Snacks by Dick & Jane (Twitter: @DickandJane_Edu) to review with our pickiest eaters - 3 girl, 3 boy, 5 & 8 girls.
The fact that the snacks are whole grain, nut free, and only 5g of sugar per serving is amazing - I needed to know that I could pass these bags to each child without sparking a ridiculous sugar attack. Did I mention my 3 year old is not interested in candy or heavily sugar based snacks? (Fingers crossed her position will follow her through high school.) But, I digress.
When it comes to trying something new - I like to present our troop with a product in a group, once they are not fighting and seemingly in a good mood. The best time presented itself after the Peanuts Movie. Grinning from ear to ear, they were excited and ready to be our "testers". So, I handed the Bilingual snacks to the 3s, State/Capitals to 5 and the Presidents to 8 (to which she replied, "I'm learning Presidents in Social Studies!".
They tore into the bags and immediately started describing each snack. I was surprised at the size of each piece. They were big enough to display the snack theme. My daughter enjoyed the "siesta" snack as we drove home - I crossed my fingers that nap time would be just as simple.
Vanilla Flavor and theme appropriate to our 3-8 year old group.
Serving size proved to be just enough - my tot ate them all.
Size of each piece displayed the theme in clear manner.
My kid refused to share.
We used them for after school snacks, lunch boxes, and between soccer practice or gymnastics. Pick yours up today!
Like most Mamas, we want the best for our troop. If you are looking for an alternative to your current snack options - check out http://www.dickandjanebakingco.com/ for the nearest store and Amazon.
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