I’ll admit it, I drank out of my child’s sippy cup

hands off mom!

I was thirsty. It was hot. The sun shine bright over the gorgeous Hawaii land and beat down on my head like a drum in a luau. Bong bong bong. Sweat trickled over my brow like the fingers over a ukulele.

I was hot. I was thirsty. And there in front of me looking like an oasis found in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of a desert, was my child’s sippy cup.

Full of ice cold water. It dripped with condensation. Looking so incredibly cool. I wanted some of that ice cold water so badly. I looked around, no one was looking. They were paying attention to their children playing on the jungle gym or talking on the phone to someone over some very important matter. They were totally oblivious to my thirst, my eyes wandered to and from this magnificent sippy cup filled with water that beckoned me.

One more glance around and I quickly brought that cup to my lips and guzzled it down. Or rather I slurped it. Or sorta sucked so hard that I felt my cheeks sink in. Damn these spillproof vessels!  I only got not more than a drop but that drop tasted so damn good…the sippy sneak attack was well worth it.

And you know what? I have done it before…in my car while driving to town. With no place to stop to buy a bottle of my own agua (that’s Spanish for water…see this is a Spanish lesson too!). With my little one in the back fast asleep. And a large, cold sippy filled with ice cold water sitting right next to me. I grabbed it and crouched down in my seat so as not to allow a passing car or the one in front of me see my sippy sneak.

Yeah…I just might have a sippy sneaking problem it seems…but I bet I am not alone. Go ahead admit it…you’ve sneaked a sip out of a sippy…come on…you can share…we won’t tell anyone…please! Let me know I’m not alone in this horrendously pitiful act.

The greater moral of the story?  Mama needs a sippy cup of her own (oh wait I have one)…and she needs to fill it with water for herself (oh, wait I do that!). And she needs to take that water out of the house and not leave it on the counter where she filled it (oh crap, THAT is where I go wrong!! Ding ding ding!). Lesson learned!


  1. All the time… in public too… and proudly… And, yes, I get the weird looks, too, but I get to share my boy’s sippy cup and they don’t! Ha!
    .-= WackyMummy´s last blog ..Hurricane Aftermath =-.

  2. Funny post and yeah, I swipe my kiddos food and drink if need be. Visiting from Mom dot for Content Thursday, thanks so much. Greetings from Los Angeles.
    .-= Martha at A Sense of Humor is Essential´s last blog ..Too Busy to Blog Letters =-.

  3. LMAO! Hilarious. But, no – I haven’t done it. My little one does do sneak attacks on my diet coke though. (Keeg thinks its too bubbly -thank goodness)
    .-= erin´s last blog ..1-2-3- Blast-Off Summer Fun with Funrise Gazillion Bubble Rocket =-.

  4. That’s totally hilarious! I’ve done it, I’ll admit it! My fav part is this…
    “And she needs to take that water out of the house and not leave it on the counter where she filled it” LOL! That is totally where I go wrong too! GREAT post!
    .-= Kasey´s last blog ..philosophy Joins Kids’ for Cancer – Win A 16oz Bottle of Oatmeal Raisin 3-in-1 =-.

  5. Awe, Lara, that’s cute!! Love it!

  6. Yep. :-)
    .-= Donna´s last blog ..My Baby Started First Grade =-.

  7. Of course! I misplaced my water bottle one morning as I was leaving for work. Scattered running through the house, trying to load the car and the toddler. The only thing around was the sippy. I chose the one with the fish. :-)

    And I proudly carried it from car to office. And refilled it at the end of the day for the journey home. Made me feel closer to Winston that day. A little piece of him was with me. :-)

  8. My name is Tricia and I want to admit I’m a closet sippy cup sipper. There I said it!

  9. That’s too funny! Get your son an extra large sippy cup so you guys can share =D

  10. I have never actually sipped out of a sippy cup lid- but have unscrewed the lid and taken a sip of water too. You are not alone LOL

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