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Beverages in restaurants seem to be running around $2 right now. For a family of 4 that adds $8 to your bill, plus tax and tip (if you're receiving table service).
If your family dines out one night a week that $8 becomes $416 over the course of a year!
Also, when ordering off the kids menu check carefully to see if drinks are included, or ask if it isn't clear. More and more restaurants aren't including drinks with their kids meals, so be sure to read the fine print.