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Anyone who knows our family knows that my mom is the biggest racing fan. The woman watches every single race and is starting to get my son and dad into the races. It is something that is really a special time between my son and his grammy and so I wanted to put together a little race day watch kit that they could enjoy while watching everyone go fast and turn left.
I decided to surprise my mom and son with this little kit during race day this past weekend and they really loved it! I decided to make it simple and put in a racing blanket with my moms favorite driver on it, some popcorn to snack on, some iced tea that they both love a printable recipe for slow cooker white chicken chili and some Advil® Film-Coated tablets in the rapid release formula.
I set everything up for my mom and son and brought them into the living room as the race started. My mom and son were very excited to see their little race day watch kit and immediately sat down to take in their time together cheering on their favorite drivers.
There were some intense moments and a few crashes (my son’s favorite), but mostly it was awesome to see two of my favorite people enjoying time together, and one generation passing her love of racing onto the next.
My mom has a bad back from being hit by a car when she was a kid and gets very stiff sitting for too long. I know this, but I also know how hard she works to help me and my sister out with our kids, to play with them and to sit and cuddle on the couch whenever they please. I had to include her go to pain reliever and decided to go with the rapid release formula so she could spend more time snuggling on the couch watching the race with her grandson and less time in pain.
Walmart is our go to store for our medicine cabinet because their prices are so affordable, so it is no surprise that when I started to put together the race day watch kit that I headed there for Advil® Film-Coated tablets in the rapid release formula. Advil® Film-Coated tablets go to work in minutes on tough pain* and is my moms pain reliever of choice.
To let my mom and son enjoy the evening a bit more, I also put together this heart healthy white chicken chili for them to enjoy. I really wanted my mom’s focus to be on enjoying her time with her grandkids and not worrying about dinner. In August, my dad had several mini-heart attacks and had to have some stints put into his heart. Since then, my mom has worked tirelessly to change her cooking and make sure that my dad stays healthy. The last thing I wanted mom to worry about was making a healthy dinner for her and dad.
I included the recipe in the kit for her to make again, and it was a huge hit. Just the right amount of spice but good for all of our hearts…which were racing while everyone was watching the fun!
The race results were not what we had completely hoped for, but everyone was so happy and there were great moments that were shared that day. It was beautiful to see my mom relaxed, in her element, watching her races, with her favorite little guy and not stressing about my dad or in pain from her back. You can snag a great coupon for Advil® Film-Coated tablets in the rapid release formula here and put together your own race day kit to share in family time too! We are really excited for the upcoming Ford Ecoboost 500 race in Miami on November 20th, which gives you plenty of time to put together your own kit!
Do you like my race day watch kit? What would you add?
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