I remember feeling surprised the first time I walked into a classroom in which not only the teacher, but the students, had water bottles.
Of course, carrying a beverage has become not only socially acceptable almost everywhere, but our choices have become a means of self-expression. If you stop at Starbuck’s after dropping off the kids at school each morning, in some areas, you’re obviously a cool mom (with expendable income.)
I’ve been relieved to see youth coaches recognize the need for hydration during practices and games, especially as summer temperatures hit ballparks and fields. Our little guys often need reminders to hydrate – they simply don’t remember to take a drink. Those of us in the stands need to drink up, too.