The Theme Game: Water Fight

The Theme Game: Water Fight

Water has had a bit of a bad rap recently. There has been far too much water, water everywhere.

Waves crashing against wall

I am a great believer that of all the drink options available, there is nothing that comes close to water for it’s health and refreshment properties. And although I like other drinks, water is usually my bevarage of choice. I will have the odd cup of tea throughout the day and occasionally a treat of a Coke or fruit juice when out. And obviously, wine or beer if “out” out. But my default is water and I know almost immediately when I’ve not had enough from the headache that comes on.

So I naturally try and encourage the girls to be the same and drink lots of water. I give them a glass with breakfast (we all have one) and no-one can get down until it’s finished. There’s nothing like a bit of nagging first thing in the morning to get the day off to a flying start after all!

children sharing drink

I send Bunny off to school with a full regulated water bottle and can only hope she drinks some. Which usually she doesn’t. So between 8am and 3pm, I can only assume she has a few sips of water with her lunch but nothing else as everyday, her water bottle comes home still full. She then sips at any offers of water when she gets home until gulping down glass after glass over dinner. Just in time for bed and nighttime accidents. Recently, she’s even been just sipping if I treat her to some squash or fruit juice, whereas she used to gulp anything non-water down. It’s as though she has gone off drinking for some reason.

So this week I got a little bit angry and asked her to see if she could drink at least half of her bottle while at school. And for the last two days, she has come home with an almost empty bottle! It’s a start and hopefully will soon become habit. And as the benefits of drinking enough water include being less cranky, having better concentration and more energy, this is a big win for all of us!

This is my entry into the new Theme Game hosted by The Reading Residence. 

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4 comments on “The Theme Game: Water Fight
  1. I agree with you-if I don’t drink enough water I get the most dreadful headaches. I’m trying to maintain a better water intake now. And my eldest is terrible for drinking water at school, or not as the case may be. Unfortunately, even shouting doesn’t work as she just gets upset and still forgets! Thanks for linking up with #TheThemeGame

    • Drinking water is very important so I don’t know why it has become such a battle. I guess it’s a bit of mummy guilt creeping in and making me feel as though I’m not doing a good enough job!

  2. I’m like you, my go-to drink is always water. I have one cup of tea most days, while catching up on bloggy stuff, and other than that it’s water all day. I feel better for it, and it means I don’t have Boo asking for squash or other drinks, as she only sees me drink water. Both kids drink it, as other than milk, they have nothing else so aren’t used to anything else. Like those crashing waves pics, too. Thanks for joining in with #TheThemeGame x

    • Thanks for hosting. And yes, it’s so important to lead by example isn’t it! Although we do cheat and tell the girls that Coke is cold coffee to stop them wanting to taste it!

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