Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

I overpack on food too--always have, but more so since Scooter and I are both gluten-free. And travel is one of the few times we invest in a bunch of juice boxes; it's easier than fighting with pouring and cleaning sports bottles and the like.

The biggest problem with snacks is that we inevitably end up with a bunch of crushed items around Scooter's seat (including pretzels).


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Oh yes, L.'s backseat ends up looking like a trash pile--crumbs, wrappers, torn magazines, etc. No matter how hard I try to give the kids little containers and baggies, etc. most of the snacks end up on the seat and floor by the end of the drive.