Well. That's me this morning. But, sorry, my "naughty" something isn't quite as "naughty" as you'd think.*
It took us
At some point, I realized that he wasn't going to stop this habit on his own. He'd be a 40 yr. old married man, asking his wife for milk. And, he'd have no teeth because they'd all milk rot away.
So, we finally broke the habit. It seriously took probably 2 wks. The boy is STUBBORN.
We've been having some really high temps. here, these last few days. All we have for a/c is window a/c units. They do fine but our house never really cools down during the night.
It was no real surprise when Jeven woke me in the middle of the night, asking for a drink of water.
"Mom, I thirsty. Can I have some water?"
I stumble to the kitchen with Jeven hot on my heels (literally, hot) both of us half asleep and walking a little funny.
Now, my children have gotten a tad spoiled. We have a Brita water pitcher. We don't hardly use the tap water for drinking. It's actually fine but...after you've had Brita, you'll never go back.
But, the pitcher was waaaayyy back in the fridge. Behind the Costco bottle of ketchup. Behind the economy sized box of yogurt. Behind the 2 liter of pineapple flavored soda. And, the generic Crystal Light pitcher was empty.
So. You'd THINK I'd just fill his cup with tap water. Right?
I filled it with the pineapple flavored soda.
Usually, with the water, I put just enough to quench their thirst. The kids take a few sips then I dump the rest out.
I FILLED that cup. With pineapple flavored soda. For my 4 yr. old. In the middle of the night.
Jeven chugged. About half way through, I recall having 2nd thoughts and trying to take it away from him but...he just kept chugging.
Back to bed he goes.
My first thought upon waking this morning was "What have I done!!!?? Soda??? In the middle of the night? To JEVEN?!!"
I fully expect him to wake tonight and come to my side of the bed, asking "Mom, I'm thirsty. Can I have some highly sugared flavored soda of some kind?"
Talk about regrets......
*Call me a prude or goody-goody but I've only had one hangover my entire life. And, it wasn't when I was 20 something. Or in my teens. But, it was actually 3-4 years ago. I'm not much of a drinker. Boring, but true. And, honestly it doesn't bother me. Addiction runs in both my family and my husband's. So, not a bad idea to stay away from the stuff. The benefits to my children will be worth it.