Why can't today's kids just drink water? My kid loves water and asks for it all the time. Why is it necessary for kids to be drinking soda and "fruit" juices laden with sugar and empty calories? "We drank soda as kids and were fine" is about the most ignorant argument I have ever heard, I am just going to throw that out there. "Well I drink soda, so I can't tell my kid she/he can't" is a close second.