This weekend we went on our first mini family vacation. It was a blast! But, the first night at a restaurant didn’t go so well. I forgot one of the most important diaper bag items I try to keep with me at all times (snacks).
When my kids are at a restaurant, they are hungry NOW. So, if I don’t have crackers, they start reaching for the salt and pepper shaker (then cry after they try it), the sugar packets (if they succeed at getting it open, well, they end up eating 3 of them), and the butter in the butter tray (the wrappers are shiny and who doesn’t like butter?!).
You can kind of guess how that dinner night went. I had squirmy, loud children until the bread basket came out (which is a nice way to put what happened. The wait was only for 10 minutes or less – but 10 minutes can seem like an eternity).
So, I wanted to put a list together of what diaper bag items I try to keep with me at all times to hopefully help you avoid my restaurant situation (or disasters during errands and outings).