This post is sponsored by Brita, but all thoughts are my own.
Right about now, parents everywhere are feeling uneasy about the amount of candy that their kids are going to consume today (and probably the next several days, too). Am I right?
A few years ago, when I still had preschoolers running around the house, my husband and I decided that we’d let loose on our candy restrictions for the whole Halloween holiday. If the kids wanted candy, we wouldn’t say no. I have no idea why we decided to have a candy free-for-all day, but it was one of the best ideas we’ve ever had.
When little fingers reached up into the trick-or-treating stash, we didn’t stop them from grabbing a Tootsie Roll. Or two. Or a lollipop. Or a few Skittles.
When little mouths wanted a candy bar before dinner, we said “Sure!”
After our trick-or-treating rounds, the kids counted and sorted the candy stashes like they do every year, and they popped candies in at an incredible rate. Before bedtime, even.
They thought we were the BEST. PARENTS. EVER.
Everything was going along just peachy until one certain small person in the house stood up….and lost ALL of the candy that they had consumed, all day long, all over the living room carpet.
Everyone was there. Everyone saw the vomit, surrounded by their neatly organized piles of new candy. Everyone smelled it and watched us scrub the mutli-colored puke off the carpet.
And no one in our house has EVER asked for a candy free-for-all again.
Even though it has been years since the Halloween mess, everyone remembers and no one has a desire to eat TOO MUCH candy. At least not on the same day…
With that lovely picture in mind, watch this poignant video from Brita (I promise – no carpet messes!).
You wouldn’t let your kids eat all that candy, would you? What about the drinks you’re serving them…?
A few of the benefits of water:
- 2/3 of the human body is water. Muscle consists of 75% water. The brain consists of 90% water. Water makes up almost a 1/4 of your bones. Your blood is made up of over 80% water.
- Water transports nutrients and oxygen into cells
- Water detoxifies the body
- Water regulates body temperature
- Water helps the body absorb nutrients more effectively
- Water helps with metabolism (plus, when you’re drinking water, you aren’t drinking or eating something else)
- Lack of water – even slight dehydration – leads to headaches, fatigue, dry skin, constipation, muscle cramps, and more.
So while you enjoy a few extra sweet treats today (no free-for-alls, please!) don’t forget to remind your family of the importance of drinking water. Thanks, Brita, for the reminder!
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