I don’t know about you guys, but when I travel, I don’t like to stop for anything other than potty breaks- and even then it’s a “Go, Go, Go” situation. I want to get where I am going as fast as I can, and that doesn’t involve 30 minutes wasted at a fast food restaurant. This $1 trick has saved my sanity in so many ways!
What you see in the picture is a $1 caddy- grab it from Target like I did, or check your local dollar tree- it doesn’t really matter where you get it, because once you have it, you have the most amazing lunch or dinner car tray ever!
The two smaller sections work perfectly to hold fries and a drink- a small cup from McDonald’s fits in there, or put in a juice box and have plenty of room leftover for apple slices!
The larger section fits a box of nuggets, a hamburger, a cheeseburger- whatever you need it to hold! It’s nice because it also helps catch crumbs and gives the kids a place to put down their food. Plus, if there is a sudden stop or turn, everything is together in one package- they don’t save the nuggets but miss the fries and end up with a mess.
I can stuff a few napkins in the container to minimize how many times I have to turn around and hand her something, which my back thanks me for- plus, when she’s finished she can hand up the caddy and I can easily clean up. No more piecemeal handing up of a half full bag of fries, one apple slice, a half closed box of nugget crumbs, or a ketchup covered burger wrapper- it’s all there in the caddy, where I can see it before I end up with a hand covered in ketchup or a car covered in salt and fry crispies.
What’s your best roadtrip tip for traveling with kids? Leave me a comment!