No, we don't keep it in the house and our 4 y/o has never had any fizzy drink, and that's one of the reasons I gave up diet Pepsi--I didn't want him asking to taste it. I will get lemonade for him, though, and have since he was about 3, and I don't think that's so much healthier now that i think about it!
An yes, pp's, what's up w/ restaurants??? Wait staff will ask me all the time what DS1 wants to drink, even w/ his water right in front of him. It's one of the reasons I never order a kid's meal. I've also had waitstaff tell me that Sprite is ok!
: Ooh, speaking of irked, last family vacation, my 2.5 y/o was the youngest grandchild there, ages 2.5-5 and EVERY CHILD (except mine) got soda w/ every meal! I was so irked. And the parents made a big deal out of it too, like it was a big treat my toddler was missing out on.
I'm not anti-sugar, far from it
, but I don't believe in giving kids caffeine or drinking that many calories in sugar form.