Today, I took my kids to a waterpark all by myself. You're not allowed to bring in food, but they have nothing there that's remotely something I would want to waste calories on. So I snuck a Luna High Protein bar in and had that for lunch while the kids had hot dogs. A good decision! I was proud of myself. And then when I got home mid-afternoon, I had an apple and some string cheese. And you know, I felt soooo much better than I would have if I had eaten a burger and fries.
I would feel bad about sneaking the food in, but how hard is it for them to serve a salad, or a fruit salad, or yogurt, or ANYTHING besides hot dogs, burgers, pizza, and fries? Honestly, I felt guilty feeding my kids that crap, too, but there were just no decent choices - not even a grilled chicken sandwich or something. At any rate, I have to admit that the french fries the kids ate smelled wonderful, but I stuck with it. I also took advantage of the free ice water the waterpark will give you if you ask, because it was 100 degrees here today! Holy crap that is HOT!
I am going to contact the waterpark and ask about healthier choices - maybe there's another snack bar in another location with better options. We will be spending a lot of time there this summer (season passes!) and I would like to feed us all wisely.