Monday, April 28, 2014

Will Run for Yogurt

 On the last Friday of spring break, I knew I'd be hard pressed to squeeze a run in. So I decided to host a kids' run for my running group. Since school was out of session, I figured the normally busy track at the nearby high school would be close to empty - and luckily, I was right.

Since Connor and Helen are basically reliable people - and definitely not the kind of kids that would just leave the track, I was able to race Connor around for a while, while Helen hung out with other kids, and then I ran a couple of laps with her as well.

After most of the kids were a little bit tired, I pulled out a box of fresh, homemade cookies and some YoBaby and YoToddler pouches. Connor was naturally skeptical about the new yogurt delivery device. I was able to coax Helen into trying one. The younger children at the event gulped them down like they'd been given the gift of a lifetime. I have to admit that most of the moms opted for the cookies.

During one of my laps, Connor and Helen opted for more of a track-and-field event in the sand at the end of the track, rather than joining me. Who knew high school students had so much cool stuff at their disposal?

Although Stonyfield claims these pouches are "no mess", Connor somehow managed to make a huge mess with one of them at the Science Fair this past weekend. I wouldn't have thought it possible - but his skepticism at the packaging combined with an ability to squeeze packages that shouldn't be squeezed combined into a mess. Hopefully, that was a one-time experience.

Cheers for the track! Cheers for Stonyfield!


This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea to get a run in. Sometimes the more kids you have, the easier it is. I occasionally drag my kids to the track as well. Unfortunately, they ARE the type of kids to wander off—usually when I'm at my farthest distance from them. A good way to get in some sprinting, I guess. :)