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Old 01-23-2012, 05:10 PM
 
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not even a drink for over night?
Water.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:11 PM
 
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Naturally, if they're so young (or untrained) that they are still wetting the bed or they can't keep from spilling it, you wouldn't give them water at night. But beyond that, I don't see the problem. I remember having a glass of water next to my bed when I was a kid. It was a delight to just roll over, have a sip, and doze off again. Every time I had to go to the KITCHEN for it, I ended up trying to find a snack as well, and sometimes turning on the TV...
It gets dry in the winter in particular. I hate waking up to pasty mouth.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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I am not hunting for dirty glasses and dishes,
Oh goodness. Me neither. They do that!
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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It gets dry in the winter in particular. I hate waking up to pasty mouth.
Or a gross tasting mouth, I can't do it either,and water doesn't help, gotta have something with flavor, like gatorade, gets it right out.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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A reuseable waterbottle which you make them responsible for bringing down every morning and rinsing out. Make it their night time waterbottle that is solely used for that purpose.
Thank you for the suggestion, but they don't wake up thirsty.
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Old 01-23-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Or a gross tasting mouth, I can't do it either,and water doesn't help, gotta have something with flavor, like gatorade, gets it right out.

After having to have a root canal I never drink anything sweet after I brush my teeth. It's awful to let that sit on your teeth all night.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:13 PM
 
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My 13 yr old daughter has to give her room a good cleaning every Sunday. This includes putting new sheets on the bed, dusting, cleaning her hardwood floor, taking her throw rugs outside to shake out, doing all of her laundry (washing, drying, folding to put in drawers and hanging up everything), emptying her trash can and cleaning off her desk.

I do ask that no wet towels be left in her room and any dishes be brought to the kitchen every morning. By Sunday her desk is a mess with papers, books, and random stuff all over it. She has a big moon chair that is piled full of clothes by Sunday too. I don't mind as long as it is cleaned well once a week. Her bed only gets made on Sunday too.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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You ALL claim that your kids are so wonderful and responsible in comparison to me yet they aren't responsible enough to bring a water bottle down every morning and you would have to hunt down water glasses.

We are talking about our kids here. You're comparing yourself, as a 22-year old, with much younger children so your argument isn't valid.

It didn't skip my notice that you ignored the problems caused by sugary drinks and ants. Sometimes you just have to do without the instant gratification *having to have Gatorade* to live in a house that isn't crawling with bugs. Yech. Bugs in the house. No thanks.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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We are talking about our kids here. You're comparing yourself, as a 22-year old, with much younger children so your argument isn't valid.

It didn't skip my notice that you ignored the problems caused by sugary drinks and ants. Sometimes you just have to do without the instant gratification *having to have Gatorade* to live in a house that isn't crawling with bugs. Yech. Bugs in the house. No thanks.
Yeah, the Gatorade's a stretch, as would be fruit juice or tea, etc. But, for argument's sake, some people can actually leave food or drinks out all night and not get bugs in their house. Depending on where they live, and if they have sprayed an effective spray for bugs, it's possible.
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Old 01-23-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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Yeah, the Gatorade's a stretch, as would be fruit juice or tea, etc. But, for argument's sake, some people can actually leave food or drinks out all night and not get bugs in their house. Depending on where they live, and if they have sprayed an effective spray for bugs, it's possible.
Oh, I understand that.

But we lived in bug central and I didn't want to HAVE to spray. (I used blue Windex, BTW. Works GREAT on ants! )
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