The Lehmans love water. This may sounds silly but water soothes me. When I feel stressed at work I love taking a drink of ice water. I don’t know what it is but the feeling just helps chill me out physically and emotionally.
Andy feels the same way about water as I do. He just needs it and neither one of us really understand why people are so fixed on all the sodas, energy drinks and coffees that are out there. (Don’t get me wrong, though. We love coffee. We just limit it to a cup or two). Cost is a big deterrent. Those babies are expensive and water virtually is free.
Our kids love water because they were never given a choice. I remember taking Anna to her well child visits when she was around a year old. Her doctor told us that juice is nothing but liquid candy–even 100% fruit juice–and that it will do more harm than good.
When Anna and Jack were both babies, if we ever served them juice I think it was 1 part juice to 3 parts water. Needless to say they never really desired the sweet drink. They always get milk and water. Juice and soda are a real treat and something that is not given often and they really don’t ask for it either. Jack is allergic to dairy and soy, so he drinks rice milk. Rice milk is expensive but you do what you have to for your child when he/she has severe food allergies.
Remember when you drink water, you’re nourishing your body. The majority of your body is made up of water. Do something good for yourself and drink up!
How have you gotten your kids to drink more water (and less soda and juice)? Post a comment and share!