March 21, 2011

The California "O" Diet

We just returned from a vacation in California, my native home state.  With its beaches, ferris wheels and corndog stores, it's a wonder I ever left.

Want to know my secret to good small-child behavior on cross-country trips?  THE "O's" DIET.  As in, forget nutrition: beg and plead for good behavior using the very special snacks of Cheetos, Doritos, Fritos and the occassional Cheerios. 

Cereal aside, the Gravy Kids very rarely get to eat foods of substantial saturated fat and fakey-fake cheese, so busting out those treats was an instant behavior modifier. Mother of the Year, I know.

We now return to your regularly scheduled food groups.



HiLLjO said...

It's just for the vacation! As long as your O's diet doesn't proceedingly include pre-boiled eggs I say you're a good mom.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

"o" diet foods are regular bribes in our house!

Love the strangle picture...your kids are adorable :)

Kelli said...

Snacks are always very helpful for car rides...wouldn't travel without them. I want to go to Cali so badly.

Trysha said...

Your kids are adorable!

You nearly gave me a panic attack thinking of the orange fingers that come from Doritos and Cheetos...all those things that they touch with that orange dust...I'm not OCD but orange fingers make me want to curl into a ball and rock back and forth. Pass the hand wipes....LOL

Lindsay - Paint Me A Picture said...

Sounds like a winner to me.
We do chOcOlate. LOts.

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Welcome back! That's what vacation is all about, btw!

gina luv said...

i too wonder why i left california. oh yea, a boy. boo. :)gina