Hereditary Quirks and Snacking on the Go

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I try to clean out my car every week. It seems like each week I dig out more and more lil baggies of cereal and grapes, also known as “tweets” (treats). Every evening Rohan climbs into his car seat after school (without letting me help, cuz he’s a big boy) and asks for his “tweet.” I remember to have his lil baggies at the ready so we can avoid a meltdown. Keeping a few stashed in my bags for when we’re out running errands is clutch for avoiding meltdowns too.



Oh my gosh, so this one time my boss popped out of his office with an eye squeezed shut and asked me if I had saline. Like a good assistant I was like, “Yep, sure do boss.” I whip out my purse and start yanking out all kinds of random stuff: a couple toy cars, one of Kaya’s shoes, some bows, and like 6 baggies of Frosted Mini Wheats… half eaten. I got to the saline eventually and my boss was fine, lol.



Full disclosure, when I’m out and about without the kids and feeling snackish, I will dig around in the back seat until I find a baggie of something to munch on until I get home, too. Sidebar: So, I have this thing about eating and drinking out of…. non-traditional implements. My mom hates this about me and yells at me when I do it at her house, even though I’m 30+ years old!



Example: She makes jams and uses these tiny cute mason jars. If I am grabbing a drink at my mom’s, I’ll use the lil mason jar. She can’t stand it. I’m not sure when this started, but I always remember doing things like this. Maybe it just makes it special? I dunno! Ha! It seems I have passed this quirk down to Rohan, because now sometimes if I give him snacks in his bowl, he’ll whine, but if I give him the exact same thing… in a 1/2-cup measuring cup… we’re all good! Even watched him take his two gummy vitamins, and put them into a spoon from his play kitchen, and then eat them from that, instead of just popping them in his mouth like a normal person. #thatsmyboy!


Anyway: So, Roey’s “tweets” in the millions of baggies are feeding his quirk, but now Kellogg’s Cereal In A Cup is making my life a little easier by satisfying my and Roey’s quirk, and saving me time by not having to prep baggies of cereal for the boy all the time.


  21 day fix container as a cup
(he’s using my 21 Day Fix container as a cup, per his color-specific request)


This summer we have a bunch of road trips planned and we’ll be doing a lot of outside activities. Roey and Kaya will be in swimming lessons, and I’ll be running around like crazy as usual with the kids in tow. Having Roey’s “tweets” (Frosted Mini Wheats) already in a “special” bowl for him will be a lifesaver. Cereal In A Cup is perfect for on-the-go snacking during busy summer activities.



We’ll probably be at the beach weekly, and let me tell you, chasing an empty clear plastic baggie down the sand on the beach when it’s windy is NOT fun. #trustmedon’ttryitjustholdontighttoyourbaggie So I look forward to bringing the tweets in a bowl, and if Rohan lets it loose and the wind catches it, at least I’ll be able to easily see what I’m chasing down the beach! (Better yet, I can let Rohan chase it down and throw it away, it can be a game!)



What “tweets” do your kids enjoy when on-the-go?



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  1. Julie Wood says

    I am #MakingTheMostOfSummer by getting outside with the kids, by biking, hiking and swimming. I also have snacks that are fun and easy to make to take with us!

  2. heather says

    We are #MakingTheMostOfSummer by getting outside and having fun together. We are planning a trip to the beach this summer. We love Kellogg’s cereal and we all eat it several times a week and also take it in the car on road trips for snacks.

  3. Nicole Dziedzic says

    We’re #MakingTheMostOfSummer by getting outdoors with the kids & doing some exploring. We love biking on the trails, hikes through the parks, and going to the beaches/lakes.

  4. Natalie says

    I am #MakingTheMostOfSummer by spending as much time outside as I can. I love to go for long runs, bike rides and walks. I love the warmer weather! I also will spend as much time with family and friends as possible.

  5. Stephanie Phelps says

    I am #MakingTheMostOfSummer by spending time with family and friends cooking out and going to the lake!

  6. says

    they are so adorable. I am making the most of summer by taking the kids to the outdoor, camping, hiking and swimming.

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  7. Madeline says

    I’m #MakingTheMostOfSummer by camping with our in-laws, going to the beach, and going to Hershey Park.

  8. Kimmy Ripley says

    We are going to #MakeTheMostOfSummer by spending a lot of time outside and doing outdoor activities.

  9. Ashley C says

    I’m #makingthemost of summer by spending lots of time just hanging out with my family and heading to the pool every chance we get!

  10. Claudia Davis says

    We are doing some road trips to Maine and VT as well as doing a lot more grilling this summer! Yay!

  11. Jennifer B says

    making the most of my summer by relaxing and enjoying quiet time before the arrival of my baby mid- july..then its going to be very busy

  12. Chi Shannon says

    Spending as much time with the kids as they’ll let me! lol 🙂 Getting a lot of photos of the summer landscapes & enjoying the air conditioning 🙂

  13. Gina M says

    We are planning to #MakeTheMostOfSummer by spending tons of time at our neighborhood pool!

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  14. Kathleen says

    We are making the most of Summer by visiting the pool a lot and relaxing.

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  15. D Schmidt says

    I am #MakingTheMostOfSummer by planning activities for my children and I in advance that we will all enjoy. I am also making sure I am present in the moment and creating fun memories with them.

  16. Steph J says

    I am making the most of my summer by enjoying time outside, spending time with family, going on walks, park trips, beach and reading.

  17. Ashley C says

    We’re #MakingTheMostOfSummer by watching our new garden bloom and grow!


  18. Norma says

    We’re making the most of summer by going to a number of fun summer events in our city, starting with the Pirate Festival!

  19. Kerry says

    We are making the most of summer by enjoying every minute of the warm weather and planning lots of camping trips!

  20. Virginia says

    Goin old school…building a soapbox car with the kids and having it them race it down the block..

  21. says

    I am trying to relax, make less plans, spend more time outdoors when it is cooler, spend more quality time with my partner and our three cats, and just take it easy this summer!

  22. Tabathia B says

    I am #MakingTheMostOfSummer by spending time with my kids, taking trips to the beach, visiting amusement and water parks and planning a trip to the zoo and aquarium

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  23. Betty C says

    My children are all adults now but when they were small we always had fresh fruit and string cheese handy.

  24. Bert Ruiz says

    we are #MakingTheMostOfSummer by playing outside, taking family walks, visiting relatives, having family movie nights and we plan to go to beach and water park soon

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