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!