1/26/09

A-Z on Mondays: C is for Cups

I let the girls drink out of their bottles WAY TOO LONG! Past their second birthday. We had a very hard time getting them onto a cup - and went through about 15 different types until I found one they liked.

This is what they settled on ...


They are made by First Years and are called "Take 'n' Toss" - and they rock. They are cheap cheap cheap (like $4 for 8 of them) and they are not made out of that bad plastic.

They come in a million colors. I thought the girls would get a kick out of choosing a different color each day, but Katie always wants purple and Maddie always wants green. If all the greens and purples are dirty (not uncommon in this house) the only way I can get them to use another color is if they both get the SAME EXACT color with the SAME EXACT lid. It's nuts.


Now, you may be asking, "Rose, why do you have so many of them?" (And that first picture doesn't even show all of them.) My answer is ... it's like a suit. Have you ever seen My Blue Heaven with Steve Martin? There was one scene where he was explaining to Rick Moranis if you hang up your suit jacket but lay around in your pants all night you'll eventually have to have your pants cleaned more than your jacket and you end up with a mismatched suit.

The girls treat the lids of these cups like Rick Moranis treats his pants. The girls continue to chew on the lid spout long after the cups are empty - and the mouthpieces eventually end up cracking and they leak. So we chuck them (hence the "Toss") and get to the point where we have more cups than lids - so we buy a new set or two. But since we never really retire the older cups, they build up - and we end up with a ton of them. Right now I think the ratio is 2:1 of cups to lids!

See you next week for D! If you want to see more "A-Z on Monday" visit Jen over at Unglazed!

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I am starting to feel better - THANK YOU ALL for the comments and thoughts. I am taking my medicines and they are helping. What is killing me the most is the lack of sleep at night because I am coughing so much I really can't settle down. The girls are both sick now, too - noses and coughing. This has been one tough winter, man. Only 3 more months???

16 comments:

Darla said...

Wow that is a lot of cups, good reasoning though. I do pray you continue to feel better and that the girls only have a cold.

Jen said...

Well this is certainly a Colorful post. :)
Too bad you can't just by the lids--there's always a catch to things.
Wishing you all a speedy recovery from the Crud.

Songbirdtiff said...

When I saw "C is for cups" the first think I thought of was a bra. :)

Anniebanannie said...

I love all of the colors! These by far, are the best cups. Of all of the cups I've spent way too much on, that end up leaking everywhere, I've had most success with these.

That's so funny that they prefer their certain colors!

Dawn said...

the cups look so pretty on the counter... colorful and fun! i was glad to finally get rid of all of my plastic sippy-type cups when my kids were past that... but now i have colorful tupperware cups! hmmm...

Katy said...

I get those sippy cups as well, but have to use a diff. kind for baby m b/c he snaps the lids off of these. Little turkey man.
I'm so glad you're feeling better, sorry the girls are now sick. Ucky! you guys get better, ok

Audrey Lois said...

Glad to see you back on the blog! Thanks for the Birthday Wishes!!

reliv4life said...

I am sorry you have been sick! I think the cups are GREAT!!

Shellmo said...

Those cups come in so many pretty colors!
Hope you feel good soon!

Ben said...

cool cups! I'd keep a bunch around just to color the place up a bit!

Yaya said...

Glad you are feeling better.

And I didn't think twice about the amount of cups you have....you do have TWINS! You probably go through those in a day! Lol! I love those cups too. They're great without the lids once they 'graduate' past that. I always keep a set of those in my house for when the kiddos end up at my house, or if I end up babysitting at my house for friends. They're great! And if it gets lost or ruined you're not upset since they're technically 'disposable'!

Liz said...

Glad that you found cups that they like. I love all of the colors.

I hope that you and the girls feel better soon!

Impulsive Addict said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! I love your colorful blog! It makes me happy! I had to go to the doctor today for some meds. I got sick AGAIN! I'm ready for spring!

Daisy said...

Hi Rosemarie! Thank you for your visits to my blog and your kind comments. :D

I love the rainbow of cups you have here. I'm surprised your kids always want the same color too. If it was me, I'd want a different one every day.

So sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope you are better soon!

Cassie said...

Colorful cups for C.Very good. After reading your previous post,I see it is also for crud (as Jen says)!Hope you are feeling all better soon.I remember when I was sick with just one little kid...it really wasn't allowed.:>( Momming never gets to take a break does it?

hellosweetworld said...

That is the cutest sled on your blog header pic! I wish we got some snow here to use a sled!

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