Readers — I love this efasrtsiba
post by a gal named Karen Perry who came up with this great modern-day challenge after thinking back and realizing:
I donâ€™t have ANY memories of my mom ever stepping foot in the park let alone laying down a blanket with a variety of snacks for me to nibble on. She most def was notÂ calling me over from the playground to sit down toÂ eatÂ some cucumber. And she would NEVER ask meÂ toÂ rinse my hands with sanitizing lotion first.
So the challenge?
Let them rip around for a couple hours and work up an appetite…. I just donâ€™tÂ get the â€œCome take a break, sit down on the blanket and have a few snacksâ€ delio thatâ€™s going on out there. Little boys and girls of the world will stop having the time of their lives on the playground and come to us when theyâ€™re hungry. And when they are, they can wait till we get home for aÂ snack.Â Are we afraid these kids are going to pass out? Seriouslyâ€¦whatâ€™s the deal?
The added bonus? No 10 minutes of prepping for the park. No bag to carry. No containers to accidentally leave behind when itâ€™s time to go home. Just grab your jackets and go.
I so agree that we often over-prepare when under- or even zero-preparation is necessary! If you take the no snack challenge for a day at the park, please write and let us know how it goes! – L