August 11, 2012

My Life

Sometimes, it's hard to turn what I experience into structured stories.  For example, right now, as I type this, my son is wearing this (click here) while dancing to this (click here).  This is my life ladies and gentlemen.

August 7, 2012

What I Learned Today (22)

Today, I learned that you shouldn't tell your son that he cannot eat cookies before dinner whilst eating a cookie before dinner yourself.

August 6, 2012

DC Olympics 2012

Sippy Cup: "Dad! I unlocked the Justice League!"

Me: "Awesome!  You know what's even more important?  The Olympics! Let's put them on."

Sippy Cup: "Nah, the Justice League is more important."

Me: "Are you crazy?  These are epic moments in history.  
Do you know who the fastest man in the world is?"

Sippy Cup: "Yeah. The Flash."

Me: "How do I still walk right into these..."

Sippy Cup: "Justice League! Woo hoo!"

August 3, 2012

What I Learned Today (21)

Today, I learned that (no matter how hilarious it may seem) "No thank you!" is never the appropriate response when the M.O.M. asks you to change Princess Teacup's diaper.

August 2, 2012

Editor's Note - Writing Exercise

In an effort to write/post on a more consistent basis, I am going to embark on a writing exercise.

My hope is that both you (the audience) and the future version of Sippy Cup will indulge this small departure from our regularly scheduled programming.

More often than not, the majority of my adventures with Sippy Cup do not get posted for one of the following main reasons:

  1. The humor does not translate properly into the written form.
  2. There is a good chance that it can be used as evidence in future legal proceedings against me.
  3. I don't want the M.O.M. to know what her lovely little boy has said in the presence of strangers.

Nevertheless, I would like to post more often and would like for Sippy Cup to have a wealth of reading material when he gets older.

What I propose to do is this: one sentence. Every day. One sentence which will capture that day's adventure, mood, lesson, embarrassment and/or joy.  

If the moment can be translated appropriately while maintaining its sincerity and humor, than the post will be written in the traditional fashion you have all come to expect and enjoy.

If it cannot, then at the very least, you will have one sentence which will offer a peek into what our day has been like.

Consider these posts Hemingway Haikus.  Without all of the constraints of syllable counts and lion hunting.  If you don't know who Hemingway was or what Haikus are then that previous sentence just made me sound like a crazy person.

- Note to self: teach Sippy Cup who Hemingway was and what Haikus are. - 

Anyway, I hope you guys continue to enjoy this site as much as we're enjoying the life that serves as its source material.

August 1, 2012


Sippy Cup (concentrating as he plays LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes): "Dad, I can't beat this guy!"

Me (reading a magazine while sitting on the couch): "You have to keep trying.  You'll only get better through practice."

Sippy Cup (pleading): "Come on!  Just help me!"

Me (without looking up): "Dude, I don't even know how to play this game."

Sippy Cup (holding the game controller in front of my face): "Come on.  You have to."

Me (still reading): "I have to?  And why is that?"

Sippy Cup: "Because you're my Daddy.  And you're supposed to help me."

5 seconds of silence

Me (putting the magazine down): "Give me the controller."