Friday, October 01, 2010


Yes, drink your water.

Ernest was laid low during cross country practice yesterday...not enough fluids! It was still hot, but fortunately not our worst day.

As I waited to pick him up, I saw him walking wobbily towards the parking lot without really seeing me. He went on to get his clothes from the gym and his coach introduced herself. I guess he'd severely faded during the run. But they were right next to her house so she made him lie down and drink gatorade. When I picked him up she said he was quite a lot better. She said, make him rest and not do homework, "even though he'll want to". How cool a teacher is that! I put him to bed with some advil and more gatorade. But after he got up and ate dinner, he did the home work anyway.

That's so Ernest.


Jason, as himself said...

YES! I drink a ton of water each day.

BOSSY said...

Bossy loves drinking water! Only problem: all that peeing.

Pretty Things said...

Oh no, poor guy!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

My oldest son forgot to hydrate one day when he was at a water polo clinic. He was in the pool, in 100 degree temps, for 5 hours. He had heat stroke, went temporarily blind and fell on top of my like a 6 foot, 200 lb. tree. It was pretty darn scary.

So yes, hydration is a great thing.

Glennis said...

Good teacher. Good Earnest.

dkuroiwa said...

Oh My!! WATER!!!
When I was a 6th grader, I got dehydrated in the summer and spent about 10 days in the experience that I learned well from. Now...I try to drink about 2 liters a day (especially in the summer)...and yes, like Bossy says...all that peeing!! ;-)

*love your new background...I buy Japanese paper that looks almost exactly the same...with dried flowers mixed in with the paper!! very nice!!!