I have a dirty little secret that I need to confess. I try my best to be a semi-crunchy mom. I recycle, reuse, re-purpose and aim for healthy. I am not always perfect but there is one area that I have really totally failed.
I have a dirty little secret to share with all of you...
My kids still use sippy cups.
Notice the 's' on the end of that. Kids, as in both of my children. As in my 7 year old and my almost 4 year old still have a variety of those pink and blue, magically mess free, no flow cups.
It started out so innocent, but now I don't know how to stop it. My kids love love love their beverages and I hate hate hate a mess. Sippy cups are the only reasonable answer to this conundrum and since I already have about 2 dozen, it seems silly to switch to a sippy cup alternative.
I have tried to switch to sports bottles - too big. I have tried a Tervis tumbler - still spills. Double insulated plastic cups (BPA free of course) with straws - not spill proof either. There really isn't any cup that is a safe, mess proof, sized right beverage vessel. Well, at least I haven't found one yet.
Regardless, I know that the time has come to pack up the sippy cups and graduate my not so little ones to "big kid" cups. Here is where I need your advice. What type of cups do you use for your older children?
Thoughts? Ideas? Help?