The Theme Game: Water Fight
Water has had a bit of a bad rap recently. There has been far too much water, water everywhere.
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!
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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