|This picture has nothing to do with the story. But it amuses me.|
In the car driving home from the orthodontist:
Benjamin: [grabbing MY water bottle] Thirsty!
Me: You know that's empty, right?
Benjamin: [looking sad and dejected] Stupid heavy metallic water bottles. They trick me every time!! I'm SOOOOOO thirsty!
Nathaniel: [practically drawling with dryness] Just drink your tears, Benjamin. Drink your tears of sadness.