Thursday, January 28, 2010

my best invention yet

I am about to share with you my best invention yet. Hold on to your seats mommies, you'll love this one. Oh yeah, I call it an invention because I thought of it myself, no one put this one in my brain, and I executed it. Here it is..

behold, the sport snack bag!

Ta Dah!

OK, so last year Parker was playing soccer at the YMCA for the first time and the coach asked parents to sign up for a snack week. Just a side bar, why do 3 year olds need a snack after running around like bumble bees for an hour? Anyway. We signed up for the first available week which happened to be about three weeks later. I watched moms and dads struggling to pass out juice boxes, bags of Goldfish crackers and fruit snacks to all the bumble bees buzzing around at the end of each game. Someone was always left out. Well, when it was my turn, I was determined not to have anyone in tears because they didn't get a snack or juice. Ha ha, eureka! It came to me in the shower (where I do all my best thinking- probably because most everyone is not bugging me then) why not put everything in a baggie and pass those out? I know it seems so simple, we do this for birthday parties (i.e. treat bags) why not for sporting events? Let me just tell you, all the moms, I mean, all the moms were like "why didn't I think of that?" No one was crying that day, everyone was happy, I was the queen of snack passing out after a soccer game. Oh yeah, I rock. I have done this every time we have snack duty and moms always react the same. Try it, you'll see. I will share my queen-hood with you. (I usually throw all the bags in a cooler with ice/freezer packs so juice is cold, just FYI).

By the way, if anyone else has done this before, don't tell me, I kind of like being queen even if it is my own mind.


Kristin said...

Jenny, you ARE the queen!

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Becca said...

Love it! Now I will be the coolest Mom at T-ball and Soccer! Thanks for the great idea...again!