My sister Shannon, the family pro of soccer, recently gave me some great advice on surviving soccer season.
She used to drag me out to the BYU field to watch her then fiance, but now husband, Brett, play. (I won't bore you with the details of Brett and I having the "is soccer or football the better sport" debate for eight hours straight one Thanksgiving)
Anyhow, Shannon's simple advice truly made my life a lot easier during the past couple of months.
"Keep a case of bottled water in your van."
Thank you Shannon. Because of not rummaging for water last minute, I was actually able to make it ON TIME to approximately 10 of the total 50 soccer practices this season? Wow.
Anyway, during this same conversation about bottled water, I asked Shannon if she knew anything about these new wave water bottles. (the ones that are supposed to keep you cancer free) I told Shannon that I had briefly read a blog post about somebody purchasing these really plush water bottles and replacing all the plain old plastic ones in the house. (I wish I could remember who posted about this, and I would link)
I had no idea that plastic water bottles were linked to causing cancer. Not that I care. I don't trust scientists, and it truly seems that everything in this universe is out to kill you. My way of being happy in this life is choosing to ignore all the health reports.
Shannon and I talked about the days when we used to go out to the public ball fields to play Bobby Sox. Shannon recently asked my mom, "Mom, I don't ever remember taking water bottles to the field back then, how did you get out of that responsibility?" Mom reminded Shannon, "Back then, everyone used the water fountains."
Needless to say, I was thrilled when we traveled to Norris last week for one of Abigail's games and found this quaint little community. I got to make a lesson out of this really cool old-school water fountain.
I sounded like a senior citizen, "Girls, when I was a kid, we didn't have water bottles. Everyone would drink from public water fountains, just like this one."
Seriously, are you with me on ignoring health reports? What really has the potential to be more harmful? The old school water fountains with all their public germs or water packaged in plastic?
Do you know what I say, "Who cares!" For all I know, by the time I am a true senior citizen they will be saying that it's the water that causes cancer.