Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Sippy Cup, Revisited

Some of you may remember a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago about how much I disliked sippy cups. They are always getting lost and when you open them you never know what you are going to find. I had a love/hate relationship with them. Loved the neatness factor. Hated the mess. Yes, I confuse even myself sometimes.

Well, last night as we were walking out of the church I handed James his sippy cup. He told me, "I don't want a sippy cup. I am a big boy now and I need a real cup."

And a little piece of my heart died. It broke off, shattered and withered, onto the hard concrete. And I ached. As in, I thought I would start crying right then and there. The ache still hasn't gone away. When he woke up this morning I held him a little longer and tighter.

Ladies, find your kiddos now. Hug them. Look into their eyes and tell them you love them. Rock them and read them a book. You will NEVER regret the time you rocked your babies.


  1. I couldn't agree more...I've been there and yes, it made my heart ache.

    This helped a little...Tupperware makes plastic cups with snap on lids you can slip a straw into. To them, it's "big kid" and to me, it still meant less chance of a spill...and it wasn't quite a big kid cup...yet.

  2. I have those Tupperware cups too and they are good. But they are truly authentic Tupperware, so you have to buy them from someone who sells it.

  3. How cute--and bittersweet!

    Come see the award I just gave you on my blog:

  4. My heart aches for you!
    I have been sad this week b/c my daughter has started wearing some 18 months clothes that are hand me downs from her cousin and they make her look much more like a "big girl" than a baby :(

  5. My moment like that was arriving at my Mom's to pick up Ali after an overnight stay, and she was sitting in my Dad's recliner, sipping from a big girl cup WITH NO STRAW.

    Like, as if, she was a big girl.

    I don't know where my Mom thought she could go and grown-up my child like that, but she did.

    (sigh) :)