The other day at the dinner table, my kids noticed that I had a half full glass of water at my spot. Now, I noticed one of my kids’ glare and thought, oh I know she had her big bottle at camp. I looked at the other child and thought, this one drinks water bottles all day long.
Kid 1: (looking at my cup) What’s that?
Me: (realizing she also saw the cupboard bare) The dishwasher is clean.. well, it’s clean now.
Kid 1: I said you should run the dishwasher at nighttime so they’re ready in the morning.
Hubby: They were ran last night.
Me: They weren’t clean so I ran them again.
Hubby: Really, Rochelle! That’s a 3 hour cycle you washed them again?!
Kid 2: Well I’ve had nothing to drink all day!
Kid 1 / Me: (together) Me neither!
Kid 1: There were no cups in the cabinet and I haven’t drank since camp!
Me: And there were no red cups anywhere so I didn’t drink at all!
Kid 2: We’re out of water bottles, I haven’t drank all day.
Hubby: You should have asked me for the cups!
Kid 2: I’m so thirsty!
Hubby: You do know, one shelf above, those things can also hold liquid.
And just like that, I realized something special about my girls… like their mother, drinking water from a mug did not even register as an option.