Water update: We have not all managed to drink a glass of water before every meal. I've intentionally skipped a few because I didn't want to worry about finding restrooms when we weren't going to be home. That shows my true colors, I suppose. I prefer dehydration to inconvenience. The race approach was a big success, though, at least with one child. That kid can drink, and I've been reminded that we should have a "water race" a few times. I haven't won a single race. (I have, however, started to wonder if encouraging my kids to practice chugging down liquids as fast as they can isn't preparing them for some serious problems at frat parties later in life. Perhaps I should reconsider that approach.) I managed to get up to eight glasses yesterday, but my kids only got a couple each. Still, I'm a firm believer in "something is better than nothing."
*Refer to my "something is better than nothing" philosophy, above.