My 18-month old son has never had anything to drink but water and milk (he refused fruit juices) and he's perfectly happy with his "Cuppy" full of water. I, on the other hand, am also a Diet Coke addict, and I buy the 44-oz fountain drink from the gas station at least once a day.
I swear my son knows better than I do. He knows the word "Coke" and last week I made the casual statement that "I should get off Coke. It's really bad for you." Well, we sat down to dinner on Tuesday, and he kept trying to put his "cuppy" in front of me. I had my fountain coke on the table, and he kept trying to push it away. Finally he just looked at me and said "Mommy no. Bad." and pushed his cup into my lap saying "Mommy cuppy."
I translated this to mean " Mother, you know soft drinks are bad for you, and I love you so much I am willing to give you MY water."
So since Tuesday night, I've been off soft drinks. My son reminded me that I'm his role model, and I wouldn't want HIM eating junk and drinking junk, so why should I do it myself? If he can live without soft drinks, so can I.
| Pounds lost: 18.0