Water Snob

Oh Allison. It seems I have never ending stories of Allison and her antics. Let’s talk about Allison and how I’ve raised a water snob. Really… it’s not my fault. She’s a product of her circumstance. Having Diabetes has changed her drinking habits. She really can only drink water. It helps to keep her numbers stable. And keeps her feeling good. Besides that… any sort of sugary drink spikes her blood sugar and makes her Diabetes difficult to manage. I do my best to shelter her from juice boxes and replace them with flavored water beverages. Classroom parties and birthday parties are the hardest.

For school lunches… I send water bottles. She’ll only drink a specific brand of bottled water. The best is when she’s at school and won’t drink from the water fountain unless it’s an emergency. The nurse lets her fill up in the faculty lounge! Hahaha. She won’t drink from the tap. Even if she was extremely thirsty. *sigh* She will drink from our water filter. Thank goodness for that! Bottled water gets expensive and it’s pretty wasteful. Did you know by using a reusable filtered bottle… you can save up to $300 a month? Cray. Zee.

We’ve tried dozens of reusable water bottles. They litter my cupboards. Most recently… we received a Brita Bottle for Kids. She totally digs it. I even got her to drink from the faucet once… promising her that the filter will make it taste good. Water is an integral part of her continued health. And not just her health but the health of our family. I can’t expect her to drink water just for the sake of drinking more water if it doesn’t taste good. It will be something she’ll drink more than any other beverage the rest of her life. (Unlike me… who seems to survive on a steady diet of coffee) I want to be able to provide her with the best water I possibly can. Water that she loves to drink. Water that she chooses over other beverages. Anyway… what role does water play in your family? I’d love to hear more from you!

The Brita Bottle for kids is a 13 oz. squeezable and reusable bottle with a built-in filter that provides an affordable, fun and convenient solution for kids to drink great-tasting water on the go. Available in three bright colors and a kid-friendly size, the Brita Bottle for Kids is BPA free and dishwasher safe. The Brita Bottle for Kids makes drinking water fun for kids and is a convenient way to parents to keep their kids hydrated while on the go. This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Brita. The opinions and text are all mine.