Thursday, April 30, 2009

Smart moms rock.

And I try to be smart sometimes.
It's not always easy.
Plus also, I'm kinda slow.

But I have this rule, started several years ago, that the kids use only one cup a day.
I remember the days when there would be 15 or so dirty cups piled up in the sink.
It irked me somethin' awful!
Oh I remember that like it was yesterday!
Wait, that was yesterday.

Okay so I'm not the best at enforcing the rules.

But the idea is that they use only one cup a day. They are to remember which color they chose and reuse it over and over.


And most days it works.
If they get another cup out, I string them up by their toenails.

Oh and Lilo wanted to say Hi again. (again, SOOC {straight out of camera}. I'm impressed with my own mad camera skillz. Well, I did have to crop my big toe out of the picture, but other than that, no editing...)
She's very friendly.
But she piddles when she gets excited so don't pay her too much attention.


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24 comments:

Michelle said...

Lilo is a doll! And your camera skills are wonderful. I've never touched up any of my photos. Which software do you use to edit them?

Practically Perfect... said...

My mom had this same rule - only 1 cup per day, and it was your responsibility. She even wrote our names on the cups in permanent marker, so she knew who was slacking :-)

Joan said...

We have the same cup rule here. Of course, the "kid friendly drawer" is baby accessible so the 1 year old gets quite a few out during the day... but he only gets juice in one, darn it!

blessedmomto7 said...

Same rule her for MY TRIBE! Kisses to Lilo MUAHHHHH!

Vanessa and Company said...

Oh man, the cup thing! That is my number one domestic pet peeve right now. I have also told my daughter, what seems like a gazillion times, that she only needs to use one cup a day. She mostly remembers, but the really guilty one is my husband. He has multiple cup-itis, LOL!!!

Wendy said...

Have you considered putting the cup on a bungee and attaching it to the kiddo? Then thay can't say that they lost their cup.

Yup, always thinkin'...

Laura said...

don't get ms started on those dang cups. My sink looks like I hosted a cocktail party for 40 all before 8am.

Haus of Girls said...

If you only knew what my sink looks like at the end of a day with 6 kids under 4. WOW. I feel your pain!

seabafive said...

I like the cup rule!! I get very sick of washing cup after cup! :)

rentz said...

I feel your pain. The top rack of my dishwasher is always jam-packed with cups before the bottom has even one plate, knife, fork or spoon in it.

Have to say...I love Jack Johnson. Thanks for the tunes!

Polka Dot Moon said...

A golden rule for sure!!! My sink NEVER seems empty otherwise................

Lilo is TOO sweet! I want to give her a squeeze with the big, adorable eyes!!!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Yep, the cup thing used to annoy me to. I now DARE them to get another one out of the cabinet!! bwahahahaha

Princess Caitlin said...

Same rule here! 7 kids. Lots of cups. The rule is frequently ignored. The cabinets will be bare, and you can hold up every one of the 15 cups on the counter and ask whose it is, and nobody has a clue. Cep for me. I only use one, and I always know where it is. Until someone else steals it because they've gotten confused.

We have that exact same set of little tumblers. ;-)

Jenna said...

We have the cup rule here too (mostly for my DH though..lol)

Lilo is ADORABLE!

newlyweds said...

Love the 1 cup per day rule, we have to same one. OH my Lilo is so cute!! Look at those droopy eyes!

Whimsical Creations said...

Lilo is adorable!

I have the same rule in the summer. I babysat and they each got a cup with their name on it each day. It made it easy to figure out who's cup was who's.

Ethansmom08 said...

I do the cup thing too...great idea! Eventhough I only have 1 little one right now, hopefully the rule will stick when we have more.

By the way, Lilo is the cutest thing ever! I received a basset hound for my b-day when I was 3, Sally and it was a rough day when she passed away when I was in the 8th grade...they are such sweet dogs and adorable! Love the bread...they will always have a special place in my heart.

Ethansmom08 said...

The above comment should read "Love the breed!" - not the bread, wow! I think I need spell check on here! haha

LeaKarts said...

I so need that rule in my house! That, and, wash your own cup already! You are old enough! ;D

Christina said...

I have those cups! I love them, they're so cute. My husband threw four of them away "to make room" and I was so sad. He didn't even match the throw aways. :)
Good rule-we never follow it! I need some rules about laundry. Or an extra machine?

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

What soulful eyes your little Lilo has! Loving them!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

We could use your cup idea around here! Looooove your dog! :-)

~Kim

Rosebud Collection said...

My girls had their special cups too. Love the shot of the dog..good pictures..

DesignTies said...

Lilo is ADORABLE!!!! I bet she give you that look every time she piddles so you won't get mad at her -- no way could you be mad at a cute face like that!! :-D

The one-glass-a day rule is a good on. I'll have to enforce it with my hubby!!

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