Since I’ve been making healthy changes in my eating habits, I’ve encouraged, but, for the most part, not required the kids to make healthier choices, as well. It’s been my hope that, if I didn’t make a battleground of if, as they saw the positive changes taking place in my health and my body, they would be encouraged to make changes as well.
One of the points I’ve really been pushing lately is beverage choices. The kids drink sugary beverages like tea and Kool-aid the majority of the time, like I used to. Lately, Josh has been asking if he could drink water out of one of the two water bottles that I keep in the fridge for myself. I wondered aloud what was so special about my water when he could get his own right out of the fridge door.
“It’s not cold enough,” he replied. I completely understand that since that’s exactly why I keep my water in the fridge.
So, last week when I was at Wal-mart, I found these cute little water-cooler-looking water bottles for just under a dollar. They even came in the kids’ colors. I filled them up and placed them in the fridge…and I’ve been shocked at how well this has worked!
With the exception of Brianna, who hasn’t really been impressed, Josh and Megan have been guzzling water. They keep their jugs filled all the time and a couple of days ago Megan even drank water out of her bottle with her lunch, rather than tea! If I’d known how well this was going to go over with the kids, I’d have bought them water bottles a long time ago.
If they keep it up, I’ll be investing in BPA-free bottles for them soon.
This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.