It’s all in the marketing. Our children dreaded road trips because they were…well…road trips. We didn’t want to waste the money we were saving driving to our destination by stopping for fast food, but when I packed lunches, we had attitude in the car.
We learned rebrand lunch to a picnic! What child doesn’t like a picnic? Same food, but packed in a picnic basket with a tablecloth. We’d then stop at a park, let the children get the jiggle-wiggles out, enjoy our cheap lunch, and be on our way!