A mother recently went viral when she shared a truth she learned about being a Drink Girly—your children will become Drink Girlies too.
TikToker Katarina (@katarinastrode) films the warm-hearted clip while sitting at Sonic with her daughter. Viewed over 949,000 times as of publication, the video sparked a chord with mothers and drink girlies alike.
Katarina films her video while sitting in her car at Sonic after running errands with her daughter.
“This is just a quick PSA to all the drink girlies out here that if you become a mother, you will inevitably have a drink kid as well,” she says, sliding a straw into her daughter’s drink. “… Every single time I leave the house now my daughter says, “are we stopping to get a drink?”
@katarinastrode My son is also a drink girly he just isnt with us 😂😂 #drinkgirl #drinkgirlsyndrome #drinkgirly #sonic #starbucks #mom #momlife ♬ original sound – Katarina
“I unintentionally made her a drink girly,” she adds handing the drink back to her daughter who takes the cup with a “thank you”.
Viewers loved the brief story with many sharing how their children are also drink kids.
“My son – ‘Mom how do you feel about getting a boba today?'” one mother said.
“I call this excellent parenting! And you are spot on. My mom was a drink girlie, I’m a drink girlie, and my daughter is a drink girlie,” another added.
“I only have sons but they are also drink girlies,” a third added.
Others shared how their own parents created drink girlies.
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“Not even unintentional, my mum always bought us drinks leaving the grocery store cause SHE needed a drink. She can’t go an hour without one I swear,” a user shared.
“Both my parents are drink girlies I couldn’t avoid the inevitable,” a second person added.
Even Sonic hopped into the comments to applaud the next generation of drink girlies: “We are drink girlies because of the generations of drink girlies before us.”
Being a Drink Girly can be a fun and relatively inexpensive way to treat yourself by creating small pauses throughout the day. Some argue that by creating a regimen of small treats everyday, people are not only re-energized, but form good habits that increase self-confidence.
There are benefits to passing this tradition to the next generation. Regularly grabbing drinks creates one-on-one time between children and their parents. It’s also a quick and easy way to make a parent-child ritual while running errands. For all these reasons, perhaps we should all stop for drinks next time we’re out.