The sun had just kissed the tip of Cadillac Mountain on Saturday morning when the kids began asking for their beloved Sprite again. "Can we have it today, Mom?" they smiled hopefully.
Okay, it wasn't actually that early, but it was before breakfast.
"You haven't even eaten breakfast yet", I stalled. Then I remembered the excellent suggestions I had read in the blog comments earlier this week, "How about drinking Sprite with veggies?" Avery frowned. "You can have Sprite and broccoli", I cheerfully suggested. Avery looked like he was about to cry.
"Yeah!" Amelle enthusiastically replied, "I love broccoli, I'll eat it every day!".
The problem became clear. What was suppose to be an occasional treat for eating vegetables would turn into torment for Avery and an every day demand for broccoli from Amelle. Amelle would gladly eat broccoli for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if she could wash it down with Sprite. And Avery could never do it, the last time he tried to eat broccoli, it came right back up.
Defeated, I sighed, "Okay". The kids ran to the garage to fetch their 8 ounces of heaven.
I had to laugh yesterday afternoon when I spotted both cans in the refrigerator, one specially wrapped in a paper towel. Oh how they covet Sprite! I didn't have the heart to tell them that the Sprite was going to be flat and disgusting when they went to drink it (unless that paper towel trick somehow controls the loss of carbonation).
Then there was this act of joy, Amelle toasting Dirt's coffee with her Sprite!
(the size of Dirt's coffee is a topic for another day).