The Great Battle of Sippy Cup
On Thursday November 11th, 2011 I declared war! War against the Kid. This war will not be a pretty war. There will be tears shed on both sides as this war is putting father against son.
Recently, we have made the decision to try and get the Kid off of his bottle. All he really wants is a bottle and just flat out refuses the sippy cup. We’ve tried different types of sippy cups with milk in it and still he refuses it. But with this war declaration the full on attack to get him to take the sippy cup is on!
Round One consisted of my refusal to give him the bottle. I don’t want the Kid to become dependent on the bottle and to think that it cures everything. I presented the sippy cup with nice warm milk in it. He loves milk so I’m not sure why he wouldn’t take the cup if he knows there is his beloved drink in it. I compare it to beer: I don’t like drinking beer from a can, I’m ironically a bottle guy, but if someone offers it to me in a can I’m not going to refuse it.
While I know the Kid is only a year old and that we still have a few more months left until he is solely without a bottle I want to get him used to the idea that he won’t have the bottle forever. I’m going to thank Hot Mama for bringing this point to me. Now my attack won’t be full blown, it will only be a weekly barrage one afternoon.
The first afternoon of my attack however, he won. After an hour of hearing him cry and seeing him push back any attempts of the sippy cup I gave him, I gave in. I let him have a bottle.
Kid, let me remind you, this is a war that you will not win. You might as well surrender now and make this process easy! You might have won this battle, but I will win the war!
Posted on November 22, 2011, in Fatherhood and tagged Blog, Blogging, Bottle, Child, Children, Daddy, Family, father, Health, home, Kids, Life, Milk, mom, Mother, parenting, Sippy cup. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.