I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card
from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc.
and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® Brand
Totally Taken Care Of program. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”
The school is finally over and my family has already gone camping once. My husband gave me a gift or peace and quiet by taking the older kids for a fun Memorial Weekend Adventure – with sleeping in the tent, off-roading, and making marshmallows over the campfire. While they were out I spent some quality time with the youngest member of the family and cleaned up the house a little.
However, how difficult is it to let the kids go for even a night? Seriously, how do I take care my kids at the campground if I am not there? How do I make sure they eat their vegetables and brush their teeth while I am not around? Those were some tough questions I suddenly found myself asking.
Have you ever found yourself hyperventilating over something that is completely out of your control? Welcome to the Motherhood!
[bctt tweet=”Mom’s anxiety is so much fun! How do u deal with it? #listerinemom #ad “]
Step Back.. Breath… Think…
The best you can do as a mother is to make sure your family has the tools available when they need them. While I can’t pack the Walgreen’s into their car, I can do the next best thing and pack the necessities I picked up at that store – toothbrush, toothpaste, sunblock, mouthwash as well as loads of Band-Aids and Neosporin.
Will they get muddy?
This is a definite possibility, but at that point my husband will have to wash them off
Will they get hungry?
Most likely, but my husband will have to either find the way to feed them or …, there is no but – he will have to feed them.
There is also a possibility that they will forget to brush their teeth, will get bit by mosquitos, will get a few bumps and bruises, but in the reality they have the tools to deal with it – there is the neoprene, bandages, and a bug spray.
Also, I have to note, there is only so much time three people can spend in the same car with dirty teeth. That is where Listerine Mouth Rinse might come quite handy – one for a daddy, with zero-alcohol formula cleans deep to kill millions of bad breath germs for a healthier mouth with a less intense minty flavor and the other one for the kids – with adorable Olaf, LISTERINE®SMART RINSE®, has just the right amount of fluoride for your child’s young teeth.
It’s the Memorial Day and I have a dinner ready for my campers, who should be home any minute. Dirty, tired and happy, I know they are full of emotions, and can’t wait to share their camp stories, but here is the only question I want to ask them: When are you planning to go camping next time?