Saturday, August 30, 2008
Little Boys Don't Drink Soda!
This afternoon, one of the guys Hubby used to coach baseball with stopped by with his son, who is one of Eldest's buddies.
The boys were playing football in the yard as Hubby and the other dad and I sat in lawn chairs enjoying some "yum-yum juice". (What beer is referred to here in the Trenches.)
Once they were done playing football, Eldest approached me and asked if they could have a drink. We have an extra fridge in the garage where we keep all our beverages, so I told Eldest he could grab something for himself and his friend.
A few seconds later, I heard the hiss of a soda can being cracked open.
While Eldest reached for a bottle of water, his pal grabbed himself one of MY Coke Zeros (the horror!) and was chugging away!
My children are 6, 4, and 3. They've never had soda. (Under my watch, that is. Eldest has mentioned that he's tried orange soda at the babysitter's. And we've caught my in-laws in the act of letting Middle and Baby slurp down their Diet Cokes.)
Needless to say, I don't approve.
When my Niece was young, my Sis's mantra was always, "Little girls don't drink soda." So I just ended up carrying on that notion with my own children. They know, and will say without hesitation, that LITTLE BOYS DON'T DRINK SODA!
And besides, don't they say that caffeine stunts your growth?
My 3 little midgets certainly can't afford that!
So are we weird? Do you let your children drink soda?