Today’s hack is brought to you by my friend Shelby! She commented on one of my restaurant hack posts, “Feed the kids dinner at home at normal dinner time. About an hour later go out to dinner with the whole family. Dad & mom get dinner, kids get dessert. Everyone’s happy! (bonus points if you get snotty looks or comments from people who think you’re raising spoiled sugarholics! )”
I thought that was just about the most genius idea ever…especially since there are a ton of restaurants that I’d love to go to, but they don’t serve anything all my kids will eat. 😀
She also shared, about my bendy-straw idea, “I always had a small pair of fold-up scissors and cut them down.”
I totally used to do that, but then I decided the bendy-straws worked even better at preventing the whole titled cup spilled lemonade situation…but I really need to still keep scissors with me, too, because the other day I got to a restaurant and realized we’d used up all the straws in my bag and I forgot to add more! Oops!
Thanks for the great hacks, Shelby!
Everybody else, throw your best Mom (or Dad) hacks at me, and I’ll share them soon!
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