Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sippy Cup Management

I have two children who still need to use a sippy cup. So I bought two colors of the same type of sippy cup - that way the little valve pieces are interchangeable but I can still tell whose cup is whose. We have at least 3 cups for each child. That's at least 6 total. I think there might actually be a phantom 7th cup wandering around here somewhere. Where, I don't know. That leads me to tonight's rant: the sippy cup search. Every third day or so I realize, as I am loading the dishwasher, that I only see 2 cups. 2 of 6 or 7. So I go hunting for sippy cups. The first place I look is under the couch in the family room. One there. Then I look around the main floor. One in the laundry room. Then I head to the basement. One there. Now I have 5 of 6 or 7. Some days I declare that good enough and go to bed. Other days I hunt further - getting more intense with my search. ... You get the picture. The point is, ... I don't know what the point is really. It's not my favorite part of the day, I guess. That's all. It's just one tedious but necessary part of my day. And now I've wasted your time telling you all about it. Neener neener to you.


angela michelle said...

Same thing with binkies. I think you actually spend less time searching if you have only 1 or 2--cuz then you have to keep track of it.

Nancy Clark said...

We finally cut it down to only a couple, but that gets dangerous--especially since we are infamous for losing them outside of the house. The craziest place we've left a sippy cup?? IN the penguin pond at the zoo!

erica said...

and we went to college. and had to take hard test. and write essays and papers. and learn math. all so we could do the sippy cup search. for my part, it is the pacifier search. so glad for my college degree when I'm laying on the floor looking under the crib.