If you ever find yourself parched and dehydrated, if you are concerned with not getting enough water on any given day, there is a solution. All you need is a small child, a tea set, and water. It seems pouring is the fun part, and someone has to drink the cups empty again and again. And since stuffed animals don't drink, it turns out Mama is the primary candidate (although Papa took a helpful slug on his way out the door). By mid-morning you've had the requisite eight glasses!
And now excuse me... I've gotta pee.