Having the kids home all during the summer, means the trunk of my car is always equipped with summer play essentials. After running errands, having the kids tag along, as a parent I do feel obligated to treat them with a trip to the park after an afternoon of grocery runs and other household/personal errands. With that said, here is my summer essential list of items that have been living in my trunk ready to go at any given/spontaneous trip to the water park.
Summer Park Essentials:
– Extra Clothes
(Extra outfit: T-Shirts/Shorts/Underwear/Socks)
– Trunks/Bathing Suits
– Flip Flops
– Beach Towels (1 Per Child)
– Sand Toys
My Holy Grail Items:
– Collapsable Wagon (Costco/Sams Club/Dick’s Sporting Goods)
– Beach Blanket
– Cooler (CapriSuns/Fruit/Small Water Bottles)
– Camping Chair (For mommy)
– iHome/BlueTooth Speaker
– External Charger + Phone Charger
Many of the above items are now a staple to what I typically keep in my car. There have been so many instances when my boys wanted to visit the park, and I left the bin filled with sand toys and other park toys in the garage. (Bad mom award) Don’t you hate when that happens?
Here’s a recent photo of my last visit to our local water park.
This park visit I packed Zuppa Toscana into a heat tumbler, and packed a bowl to enjoy some homemade soup at the park, just as if I was at home!
If you’d like to learn the receipt of my zuppa toscana comment below!!
Happy summer everyone!