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Children grow up so fast, don’t they? Before you know it, they’re 12 feet tall and towering over you. The work of a parent is never done. If we’re not worrying about one thing, we’re worried about another.
Now that my kid is in grade one, independence is a skill we’re really focused on. Of course, it’s not a skill you can just throw at a child and say, ‘Here kid, go be independent.’ Independence is a skill honed over time, not in random big tasks but in those basic everyday tasks like learning how to tie your own shoes. Why do I mention all of this? Well, independence was a big consideration when I picked up this Thermos Vacuum Insulated 26 oz Silver Hydration Bottle. I KNOW, my thinking is a bit on the ‘unique’ side, shall we say?
Imagine sending your kid to school with a water bottle that can’t be opened independently. That means your child will then have to go up to the very busy teacher, who is already dealing with all the other children, wait in line for a turn just to get help to open the water bottle. Multiply that for each child in the classroom and you’ve got one teacher who should be focused on something else OTHER THAN opening children’s water bottles.
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