November 29, 2010

The Nibbler

Like everything else he does, Lil Sippy Cup has his own, personal way of eating a donut.

November 28, 2010

Bad Moon Rising

One of the unheralded aspects of parenthood is having strange and random conversations with your 3 year-old son about his bathroom habits.

Me: "Lil dude, do you have to go use the potty?"

Sippy Cup: "No."

Me: "Are you sure, you're making a bunch of weird faces."

Sippy Cup: "No! I don't have to!"

Me: "Ok, ok, ok.  I'm just asking because I don't want you to have an accident."

Sippy Cup: "I don't have to!"

Me: "Make sure please."

Sippy Cup (turning around and mooning me): "You see?  I don't have to!"

November 25, 2010

Sippy Measuring Cups (2)

How do we celebrate Thanksgiving in our house?  By baking a cake and covering it with fondant, obviously.

Lil Sippy Cup is anxiously waiting to open his "present" after dinner.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

November 21, 2010

Sippy Measuring Cups

Me and the little dude spent the past 2 days making these bite-sized, chocolate-covered red velvet cakes.

It was a messy experience but, considering their popularity, I would say it was a successful one as well.

November 17, 2010

Wardrobe Malfunction

Me: "Why are you wearing a hooded sweatshirt and gloves inside the house?"

Sippy Cup: "It's really windy outside.  I'm cold."

Me: "Do you think the fact that you're not wearing any pants or anything else for that matter has anything to do with it?"

Sippy Cup: "Nah.  I don't think so."

Me: "Of course not."

November 16, 2010

Things I Never Thought I'd Have To Say (7)

"Why are you hiding under the table?  Better yet, why are you naked and hiding under the table?"

November 14, 2010

The Tony Stark Cooking Show

Lil Sippy Cup recently told me that he wanted to watch the "Tony Stark Cooking Show".

For obvious reasons, I thought he meant "Iron Chef: America".

I was wrong.

After a heated debate and several hours of watching the Food Network together, I finally figured it out.

He meant "Chefs vs. City".  Which stars Aaron Sanchez.

I can understand his confusion.

November 13, 2010

Take-Out Menus

As is the case with most apartments in NYC, we often receive numerous take-out menus slipped through the front door.

Lil Sippy Cup is a HUGE fan of take-out menus.

Most especially when he is able to witness them being slipped through the front door.

And even more so when he is able to race to the door and snatch it violently before the delivery guy has a chance to finish inserting it properly.

He usually celebrates his victory by screaming out "Ha ha! I WIN!"

I have already admitted that I hide the minute I hear feet rustling outside the apartment.

Nevertheless, I would love to see the look on the delivery guy's face whenever Sippy Cup rips the menu out of his hand.

November 11, 2010

Respect & Honor

To those who have served and to those who will: we are forever in your debt.

Happy Veteran's Day.

November 10, 2010

Children 2 to 5

Lil Sippy Cup has been fighting off his first cold of the season. 

Since the FDA has re-called nearly all children's medicine, we have turned to all-natural cough remedies to help the little dude out.  These are usually made up of odd combinations of lemon and honey.

However, Lil Sippy Cup is not a fan of honey.

Me: "Ok, time to drink your medicine."

Lil Sippy Cup (stifling a cough): "No thanks."

Me: "Seriously, this isn't up for debate.  You were up all night coughing."

Lil Sippy Cup: " thanks."

Me: "Here.  Drink it like a big boy."

Lil Sippy Cup (grimaces while drinking a sip)

Me: "Drink it all."

Lil Sippy Cup (running away): "No!"

Five minutes later.

Me: "Ok, I'm not chasing you anymore.  Look at that, you drank only a little bit and
you're already coughing a lot less!"

Lil Sippy Cup: "If I'm not coughing anymore then why do I have to drink the rest?!"

Me: "...damn it..."

November 8, 2010


It may just be a coincidence, but I have noticed that the level of anti-Daddy violence has increased exponentially since Lil Sippy Cup started watching old episodes of Tom and Jerry.

November 3, 2010

Geography Lesson

Me: "Lil dude, just out of curiosity, do you know what country we live in?"

Lil Sippy Cup: "Yes."

Me: "Really?  Where do we live?"

Lil Sippy Cup: "In my house."

Me: "No, the country we live in.  We live in the United States of America.  Or America, for short."

Lil Sippy Cup: "Ok."

Me: "So if I ask you 'What country do you live in?' your answer is going to be...?"

Lil Sippy Cup: "Captain America and the Super Hero Squad!"

Me: "Fantastic."

November 2, 2010

To Infinity

There are several things I would like to point out about this picture:

1. This picture was taken today.

2. Today is not Halloween.

3. Toy Story 3 was released today.

4. Buzz Lightyear is kind of a big deal in our house.