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We’re thankful that our kids enjoy food as much as we do. I call them foodie kids as they are some of the most daring eaters for their age groups. Seriously. They will take fresh octopus salad over a chicken nuggets any day. But I remember when they were really young. We have always travelled and I can recall those days of worrying about what the kids would eat and need while on vacation. Sometimes local foods may not have agreed with their developing bellies. My older one would, and could, devour everything put in front of him. I’ll never forget the time we were at a restaurant and he ordered frog legs. And ate them. He was 6 years old at the time. But I know not all kids are as adventurous and sometimes we don’t necessarily always want them to be. Hey, I’ve had severe food poisoning before so, trust me, it’s not worth the bragging rights.
But aside from being foodies, I can recall even what should have been an easy trip to Florida once. My youngest was 8 months old and the older one was 5. The 8 month old was into baby foods and gumming soft foods. You know, at this stage, it’s probably the most difficult time to figure out what to eat and where. So, at this stage we opted for a stay in a condo like setting. It was the perfect solution for us. Some meals could be prepared in our suite to make life easier. The stress was making sure we got to the grocery store on time.
True story, on this trip our luggage was lost in transit. Plus we weren’t allowed to pack baby food jars or liquids on the plane at that time. I had everything mapped out in my mind. We would land…I would unpack the immediate couple of jars of food and formula. We would head straight for the nearest grocery store to get everything we needed including diapers, baby food, snacks and the essentials like milk, bread, butter, eggs, fruit, beer and Tabasco sauce.
It’s different when you travel with kids — especially little ones. You know what I mean?
I had recently been introduced to Sherry and Ash Barmania, Canadians who have come to the rescue of travelling families. They’ve recently introduced FoodStore2Go, a new grocery delivery service that is currently running in Bahamas and Orlando. And I thought, this may be of interest to you..and I had only wished it was available to me a few years ago when I really needed it!
And how about the staffing?