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what do you allow your kids to drink when you go out to eat?

i wait tables and i've only noticed a handful of moms who give their kids choices on drinks. milk, water, juice, maybe sprite or lemonade. I've noticed that 90% of the time most people don't care when the kids say they want mr. pibb, coke, diet, etc.. just wondering if you give your kid a choice or if when you go out you let them have whatever they want? I usually make mine choose between sprite or milk. I really hate when i wait on a table and the 3 yr old says they want a coke and the mom allows it. So many moms on here say they don't allow this and that..but from what i've seen with my own eyes from day to day...it is very hard to believe.

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shay1130

Asked by shay1130 at 4:15 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My son doesn't like pop, so it's either unsweetened ice tea, water or milk
    Mom2Jack04

    Answer by Mom2Jack04 at 4:16 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • i do let my 4yr old have a soda when we go out to eat, its like a treat. he doesnt drink it at home, but when we go out he does.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • There are no choices when we go out to eat. Well I guess there is, it is water or nothing for all of us.
    Melbornj

    Answer by Melbornj at 4:16 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • He normally asks for milk depending. His other choices are Choc milk, juice if avail, water then if he really refuses those, can he have sprite. He gets soda or a much more reg basis when he's with his mother.
    MrsDAP

    Answer by MrsDAP at 4:17 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • He gets milk or juice, never soda. On the rare occasion that those are not available, he can have lemonade or something similar as long as it's not carbonated. Not crazy about the lemonade either because I know it has a lot of sugar too, but I can put up with it for one meal. He can also drink water as well.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 4:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • eating out for us is rare, me hubby and 4 boys, it can get to exxpensive! so i let them get what ever they want! it's a treat! just like i let them order what they want! :)
    itzmyzoo

    Answer by itzmyzoo at 4:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • mel..i totally get that! its crazy paying 2 bucks for a drink...i always get water
    shay1130

    Comment by shay1130 (original poster) at 4:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • If i am just picking up fast food I get a coke but he gets juice when he eats...the little coke is for me lol. If it is a resturant it is either milk water or juice. He does not need to be drinking soda. He is only 16 months old so he has no choice.
    Shelii

    Answer by Shelii at 4:19 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • yes i give them a choice.
    Georgiamama28

    Answer by Georgiamama28 at 4:20 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • We rarely go out, but when we do Julita can get a sprite. She drinks milk and water at home. I don't feel that an occasional sprite will hurt her. She's never had soft drinks with caffeine.
    aliceinalgonac

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 4:21 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

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