On the way to our fun family outing this past weekend, we stopped for a take-along burrito. Just as we were about to leave with our bag o' burritos in hand, I stopped.
"Wait! I need to get spoons!"
"Why do you need a spoon for a... Oh, okay."
Not following? Fast-forward a few hours to the point in the family fun outing when all of the teethers and toys had been dropped on the ground. What's a mommy to do when the car is a good thirty minutes away? Start pulling spoons out of the diaper bag.
The spoon is the greatest, free-est, widely-available-est toy out there. When you stop somewhere, swipe a couple for the diaper bag. They're good for mouthing, banging on the stroller tray, or conducting gravity experiments. Oh, and saving the day.