My mom, my son, aged two, my partner and his son, aged four, decided to visit Governor's Island, which isn't too far from our home. It's hard to walk very quickly with two children, and we missed the 2:30 PM ferry by thirty seconds!
I'm generally an impatient person, and, as every parent knows, kids are even more restless than I am, so we got bored waiting half an hour for the next ferry. The youngest yawned, and the oldest started running back and forth across the length of the boat.
Yes! Something to do!
I handed out packages of Trident gum that we'd never tried before--Trident Layers™ Cool Mint + Melon Fresco™; Trident Xtra Care® Spearmint and Trident® Cinnamon.
Suddenly, we were all wearing smiles!
What else did we see unfold?
I saw that chewing gum can be the perfect way to break a bout of boredom for the entire family.
I have to say it's true that Trident is the spark that ignites a journey connecting you to the positivity you’ve always had inside.
I'll be really honest and tell you that besides being bored, I'd been in a pretty foul mood before opening the packs of gum. My partner had playfully poured water down my shirt and pants while we'd been walking to the ferry, and I was still angry at him! Do you know how uncomfortable wet jeans can be?
We chewed Trident gum all throughout our trip.
Chewing gum enhanced the fun time we were having by filling our mouths with bursts of flavor while we talked and did a lot of walking.
And who knew that the Xylitol in Trident Cinnamon and the Recaldent® in Trident Xtra Care has oral health benefits? I think it's cool that we killed plaque-inducing bacteria and built tooth enamel just by chewing sugar-free gum while I hung out with my family.
We enjoyed Trident while watching boats sail by and took pictures of the Statue of Liberty.
We popped in new pieces of gum after enjoying Jamaican food from a food truck on the island.
We chewed while admiring the outdoor sculptures.
And we chewed during our self guided tour of the circular fort, Castle Williams.
Who knew that chewing Trident gum could provide such great entertainment?
I loved the Cinnamon explosion, and the Spearmint was refreshing. I wasn't sure if I'd like the Trident Layers mint mixed with melon because I'm not generally a fan of fruit flavored gums nor do I like actual melon, but the mint flavor provided the perfect balance to the melon.
The new Trident Layers flavors include a line up of unique blends including Layers Wild Strawberry + Tangy Citrus, Layers Peach + Mango and Layers Juicy Berry + Tangy Tangerine. I haven't tried these yet, but I expect to buy them for Jay soon when he comes to visit in two weeks.
Just as the sun's rays cut through the cloudy sky that evening, Trident gum helped to spark positive moments for us throughout our day.
I invite you to see what unfolds when you chew Trident.
What are your favorite flavors of gum?
Has chewing gum ever inspired a moment of positivity for you?