Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Enjoy More Water Challenge Sponsored By Robinsons

Looby often comes out with obscure statements but one of my most favourite and a sign that something had to be done was "I don't like water, it makes my mouth dry" I'd instructed her on that occasion to have some water because we'd ran out of pop, at that moment I knew I had to make some changes so we took a vow to stop drinking pop, I can't tell you how bad my sleeping patterns were when I was drinking diet cola drinks every day!

It's such a challenge to get Looby to drink water and she's such an active 12.5 year old "tweenager" she's either cartwheeling, tumbling, riding, playing sports, doing Yoga, and sometimes I come into the living room at half seven in the morning and she's already doing handstands against the door, the window, the chairs, I wish I had her energy!  She's even got Holly in on the act, Holly Bobbins loves a bit of Doga!

When Robinsons got in touch to ask if I'd like to take part in their #enjoymorewater challenge I knew I had the perfect reason, Looby!

Robinsons kindly supplied us with a pack of all of their Squash'd juices and a chart with stickers, we decided together that Looby was way too mature and sophisticated to stick stickers to a chart (yes, the teenager is rising, I spoke about that yesterday) but over the last 2 weeks something close to a miracle has actually happened, she loves the Robinsons Squash'd and actually so do I because it takes up a lot less room than the big bottles of Robinsons we usually use and it's no added sugar meaning it's way better for us than pop and it adds some flavour to water and sometimes you just want to add flavour to your water, even I get bored with plain water and when I do buy these from the supermarket at least I don't have to worry about the weight!

Looby gave me a full run down on this summers upcoming sporting competitions we'll be holding during the summer holidays, a tennis championship and she's determined to master the art of badminton too, couple that with the fact that she's already told me that she's going to be spending extra time at the stables with her favourite horses and I'm glad we had the chance to take part in this challenge, I'm happy to know that she's at last drinking the right amount of water, as you know you can't talk to "tweenagers" so if you can just magically find a way to get them to do what you want so that they think that they came up with the idea themselves then you are a parental genius.

There is one thing you can't plan for though and that's a small beagle running off with your tennis ball, we're never getting that ball back now!

This post is an entry for BritMums #EnjoyMoreWater Challenge, sponsored by Robinsons

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