The aroma of sunscreen
Waves lapping the shore
Suddenly, from the peaceful shoreline, comes The Question.
“Mom? I’m hungry! Do you have anything to eat?”
Oh yes, you knew it was coming.
It comes regularly… no matter where you may be…
at this same time every day.
“Come and see!” you call out merrily…
merrily, because you’re a momma of foresight ! You came prepared!!
Then they reach into the insulated cooler bag to get their personal water-bottle.
You calmly pass out individually packaged (and personally labeled) containers of food
from your very own kitchen. Most of the food is devoured, but
the leftovers are kept for later on.
(And since it’s all labeled, it’s kept safe from Mr. Bottomless Pit… for Miss Grazing Girl.)
Tasty, easy-to-eat, healthy yet fun food…
breakfast bars, granola bars
fresh fruit, raw veggies
burritos or wraps
You were not afraid of The Question, oh Mother of Foresight.
YOU were ready!
Snacks by the sea shore,
or lunch on the lake…
Whatever you’ve called it, it’s been a success!
You’ve effectively fed your flock
and sent them back to creative play in the natural world,
at the beach,
without a bunch of stress or excess spending…
because you planned ahead!
Way to go, Mom! I’m proud of you! (And so are your kids!)
Do your best to avoid
overly sweet, sticky foods…
and anything salty
when picnicking at the beach!