Well, they think they are anyway...
One of the quirks of the bus system is that, in the mornings, the bus we take to the Park & Ride is due to get there a minute after one of the route we ride downtown is due to leave. Often there's overlap anyway, and we'll take this earlier 17 downtown. This gives us a little bit of time before we need to catch our third bus to go to the girls' school.
We get off right in front of a small corner convenience store, and if we catch that earlier 17 and I have the money (which I usually don't, so this is indeed a rare treat) we'll stop in at the store and grab a Diet Coke from the fountain.
There's usually about half a cup of soda left by the time we get to school, so I've told the girls a couple of times to take it to breakfast with them, that way they have something more to drink than just a little half-pint of milk. (It was never enough for me as a kid.)
Seems they're not allowed to.
They can't have soda at breakfast. It would, one supposes, upset the delicate nutritional balance of...
Well, let's just look at this week's breakfasts:
Breakfast in a Box (This is, typically, dry cereal, "fruit snacks" which harm no actual fruit, and some sort of sweetened mini graham-cracker snack.)
Pancake Wrap (pig in a blanket)
1 oz cereal
Bean and Cheese Taco
Yeah. I can see how a Diet Coke is such a bad idea, compared to all that nutritional goodness.