Today we are heading up to spend the Easter holidays with my parents, aka Nana and Pops. It’s just the me, the boys and a 3.5 hour train journey. Now we have done it before a fair few times but Spike was only a baby so would sleep for most of it but he is now at an age where he keeps himself awake if there are more exciting things going on. I have packed the usual DVD player, books, colouring things and toys to keep them occupied but usually we coincide the journey with a meal time which can easily pass an hour of time. This time we are leaving straight after lunch. And it’s not even like I can push them a bit because Spike knows exactly to the second when it is lunch time.
Whilst searching the shop for snacks to be my fail safe distraction technique I had a brain wave!
These pots full of
crap sweeties were half price so I picked two up to start my master plan.
I discarded the innards…..
I felt generous so gave them ONE egg and ONE packet of marshmallows, then added some hula hoops and a Babybel….
Filled the OXO Tot snack pots with raisins…. (I have to mix and match the lids to stop a whole Blue/Green War erupting)
Popped them in with a car each that I took from the playroom but that they will think is new…..
Voila we are ready to go!