June 18, 2013
I was told of a certain water bottle that was "cool" in school; all the kids have them, etc. My list of things to do had this item set for a fall purchase, in time for back to school. However, I've been constantly hearing about this water bottle from my teen, who has join the Boot Camp I attend. Doing dead lifts, squats, and sit ups with your teen a few steps behind you is tomorrow's column. Still, I kept hearing about this specific water bottle. Perhaps I'm jaded, having received numerous promotion items. and the fact that I have a cabinet filled with water bottles had me questioning what was the big deal about THIS water bottle? Still, yesterday after working out, we went to an outdoor store called "Go With the Flow," and lo and behold there was the covenant Camelback water bottle I had heard so much about. It had one of the squishy tops where the water releases after a little pressure. There I was paying $18.95 for a water bottle. Did I mention the cabinet full of different options I already had? Within one day my kid personalized it to her specifications with stickers, her name, and personal information, if the infamous bottle should ever go missing. She had never really done this with anything else without prodding from me. And, she has increased her water intake 100%. I guess this type of situation used to happen with footwear; if it's changed to water bottles I'll take it.
Right Now She Could be
Packing a kid for summer camp
Grading final exams
Applying bug spray
She's protective of her food
She's had one-too-many items of food either taken or sampled from out of her office refrigerator. Here's a sandwich bag that looks like it has mold inside should keep the coworkers away from her food. www.thinkofthe.com
She Summer Safety Tips for Kids
An appropriate helmet must be worn whenever a child is "on wheels." This means bicycles, scooters, skates, rollerblades, skateboards and more!
The helmet must fit properly.
Helmets can be life saving and can protect a child from serious injury.
Be sure the right type of helmet is being used. For example, a bike helmet needs to be used for biking.
Moms and dads should wear helmets as well.
Teach children to walk, not run, across the street.
Children should cross only with an adult or an older, responsible child.
Whenever crossing the street, try to make eye contact with any drivers nearby, to be sure they see you.
Teach children to avoid running out from between parked cars.
Use sidewalks whenever possible.
Always hold your child's hand near any moving or parked vehicles.
Adults always need to set a good example!
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