OK, first, I must explain this poll thing. I have an unhealthy obsession with what everyone else does. Or, should I say, what the majority does. I'm curious. I'm wondering where I fit. So, I am going to start asking questions. Things I often ponder while driving in the car or taking a shower.
This first one I was wondering as I was looking in my refrigerator. I was thirsty, and being I just went to the store, I had several options. (which actually is unusual, because I absolutely hate going to the grocery store so I wait until I'm out of every blessed thing and have to clean my underwear with bar soap because I'm out of laundry detergent to go).
My opitons were: Coke, Milk, 7-up, water (with lemon), and Cran-apple juice.
Knowing full well that I should chose the milk for health purposes, or even the water, I decided on the Coke. Every time I do this I hear my parents-in-law in the back of my head. They think anyone who would drink something other than milk at mealtime are not only the products of bad parenting, but possibly the spawn of Satan himself. So much so that even though my husband usually choses a diet beverage at dinner time, if his parents are within 10 square miles of our house he drinks milk. We've never talked about it, but I know it is because he doesn't want to hear it from his mom. I don't blame him. Oh, and if you have a soda for breakfast in their presence (even though they drink coffee like it is going out of style) then, move over, you may not be invited back into their social circle. And you will certainly be talked about.
I do agree that milk is better than soda. I'm sure I'll have my kids drink milk or water.
Anyway, my hubby and I have a regular discussion of what most American's drink at dinner time. My theory is most drink a carbonated beverage. If you go out to eat milk is certainly not a common thing to order. If most people drank it, it would be. I think more people probably drink wine or beer at dinner than milk. He says I'm wrong. He says people drink milk the most.
So, now is the question: What do you drink at dinnertime? What do you make your kids drink?