It’s a rite of passage.
You signed your kiddo up to play soccer. (Yay!)
And then you signed up to bring snack next Sunday. (Ugh!)
Here’s the reality of the soccer-snack relationship, the order of importance KIDS place on the weekly gathering:
- Seeing Friends
- Running & Screaming
- Wearing Gear
- Getting There On Time
- Playing Soccer
So, snack is pretty effing important, mom and dad.
Thankfully, we can make it super easy for you with this step-by-step guide.
- Bring two options. Seedless oranges/clementines plus a modular bag/squeezie. This should be easy for kids and parents to grab and open/peel. If possible, let your player help pick it out.
- Pro-Tip: Leave the chocolate at home. It may melt during the practice and no parent wants chocolate-covered hands in their car.
- Make sure you have enough. At least 25% of the kids will bring a sibling. Look at the list above – if you are dragged there by a parent and aren’t playing soccer or even wearing some gear, snack is pretty much all you can look forward to.
- Pro-Tip: You can ask a bored sibling (or one of your own bored kids you brought along!) to help you distribute snack.
- Bring a trash bag. A grocery bag will do, and this is something other parents notice – and your kid can help with! Ask them to go bring the trash bag around to collect trash and even a 3-year-old can feel like they contributed.
- Pro-Tip: Throw a roll of paper towels in your bag. You won’t regret it.
Follow these steps and you can spend the hour rooting on your kid, sipping your hot beverage, socializing with other parents – confident you will win snack time.