Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Goodbye sippy cups.

I have a confession to make.  

I still let my 3 year old drink out of a sippy cup.  

Go ahead, judge me.  I am hanging my head in shame.  Bad mommy!

I guess I do it out of convenience.  There are less spills and messes with the sippy cup.  Now I will say I only give it to him in the morning with his milk.  Otherwise, during the day he gets a regular cup sans lid.  

But today was the straw that broke the camels back per se.

I was cleaning up around the house and noticed a sippy cup.  I don't know how long it had been hanging around and it looked empty, but definitely used.  I took it to the sink, opened it up to wash it out and about passed out from the stench that came out of the cup.  It literally smelled like someone vomited in the cup, added vinegar and sulfur and let it cook in the sun for a few days.  





This topped any bad smell I've ever experience before in my life.  By far.  And I have three kids. 
Enough said.

Needless to say, the sippy cups are making their way to the trash a new home in T minus 6 days.  I had to give Luke advanced warning.  He turns 4 next Tuesday so I told him that on his birthday the sippy cups go bye-bye.  

Adios puke cups - you will not be missed  (at least not by me).


  1. Brave woman!!
    I confess to the same thing, but I'm OK w/ it.
    Actually, Aidan doesn't use the "sippy" cup, but the tumblers they have out now. It's really no different than a travel mug, except there is a valve so the flow is not as forceful.

    I love it for the car.
    We also have one Batman straw-cup for him. I figured I could keep that one since even adults drink from straws.
    Who knows.

    Good luck with the transition!

  2. Me too! My kids have nalgene bottles with a sip n go lid with no valve, so I make the (defensive) argument that they are like travel mugs as well. I'm all for no spills!


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