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The kids are back to school and I am sitting down to write in the quiet for what seems like the first time in months.
It was a fabulous, eventful summer for our family. We happily added our third baby boy to the family right after the kids got out of school, and we haven’t stopped running since! Even though we were fully in the weeds with the transition from two Tasmanian devils to three, we still wanted to make sure that we did plenty as a family and enjoy the summer together. And enjoy the summer we did! Luckily for us, Littlest Peanut has been pretty chill and allowed us to do just about anything for the first two months of his life, letting us take him to the movies, the park, on picnics, to soccer practice and (most importantly!) to the pool! All summer I heard, “how are you SO tan? Didn’t you just have a baby?” Listen bud, I can’t be in the house constantly with the two older boys. They need an outlet for their seemingly endless energy, and it is hotter than the surface of the sun outside.
It’s funny how every time you have a baby, you realize that you forgot SO MUCH about the process and how you feel afterwards. For me, I didn’t remember how unbelievably thirsty I was ALL. THE. TIME. As much as I missed my glass of wine, I could just not get enough water into me in the first few weeks. I felt like I just toted a bottle of smartwater® everywhere, and frankly if it wasn’t so incredibly hot out, it probably would have just been smarter to leave a case in my car at all times. When it comes to water, I’m picky to a fault. My husband is constantly rolling his eyes about it. Do you remember the movie Signs? Remember how Abigail Breslin’s character was so weird about her water tasting “old” and left glasses of it all over the house? That’s me. I won’t drink any water that has been in an open container for more than a few hours. It’s got to be pure and it’s got to be fresh.
Oh and spoiler alert, she sort of ended up saving humanity due to her little quirk, so I don’t want to hear it. My pickiness with the taste of water means that I exclusively drink smartwater® now. I have never found another brand of bottled water that I like as much as this. It’s incredibly fresh tasting thanks to its vapor-distillation process (please don’t ask me to explain that process, it involves the hydrologic cycle and I looked for my phone for 5 minutes today before realizing it was in my hand the whole time, so I’m thinking my mind might not be clear enough to handle that).
Haven’t ever tried it? Get on that! You can get the best deal on smartwater® at Sams Club. They carry packs of the 700mL sport top bottles (the preference of the boys!) and the larger 1L bottles. Both packs have an additional $2.75 savings right now until September 15th! (limit 10/member)