24 January 2015

Josephine's Challenge

Josephine has taken on a challenge.  Actually, she began this challenge on August 16, 2014.  On August 16, 2014, she committed to no longer drink anything carbonated.  She drinks a lot of water, that's a given at our house, but her new favorites are lemonade and fruit smoothies, which are usually concocted by her sisters.   If she can last one full year without drinking anything carbonated, she will get a prize.  She thinks that prize should be an ipod.  Time will tell.  Her biggest hurdle to date came up at school.  In October, her reading group was reading Roald Dahl's book, The BFG, and as a project, they were going to make the Big Friendly Giant's favorite drink - frobscottle - which you can read more about by clicking here.  Josephine excels academically and she was worried that if she didn't participate she would get a failing grade.  The big life lesson came when she decided I should write a note to her teacher explaining that Josephine had made the decision to give up carbonated drinks.  It all ended perfectly, with her teacher praising her for her integrity and assigning her a food project instead.  Good job, Josephine.  Five months into her challenge she is still carbonation free.

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