November 30, 2012


Good morning.

I, Princess Teacup, hereby decree that no one (including, but not limited to, "The Lady" [also known as Nina], "Papah" [also known as Nino], "Mama, Mama, MAMA!" [also known as the M.O.M.] and "Daaeeee" [also known as Mr. Cufflinks] ) shall ever show any type of love and/or affection to That Guy (also known as Sippy Cup).

I love That Guy.  He's my best friend.  He plays with me and helps me build dinosaurs out of blocks.  He always shares his cookies and cereal with me.  He even keeps the bad guys away when I'm asleep.

However, if you ever hug, hold, kiss, or love That Guy in front of me ever again, I will unleash the most brilliantly coordinated offensive assault you will ever have the unfortunate luck of experiencing.

This is effective immediately.

xoxo (like that lady says it in the show that my Mama likes),
Princess Teacup

November 29, 2012

A Letter to Future Sippy Cup (16)

Hey kid,

Last night, you started and finished your homework completely by yourself.  

You made no mistakes.

Although it hurts me that I'm not able to come home from work in time to help you, I am also incredibly proud of you right now.


November 27, 2012

Top 10 Reasons to Never Share Your Bed with Your Children

  1. Even though the bathroom is a mere 10 feet away, peeing in the bed is always the quicker and warmer option.
  2. Small children, like birds, will wake up the instant the sun crosses the horizon.  Even on a cloudy day.
  3. Other than a professional MMA fight, there is no surer way to guarantee a swift and unexpected kick to the face.
  4. Their concept of "sharing the bed" is based, not on an equal 50/50 ratio, but on a 90/10 ratio in their favor instead.
  5. Sometimes, for no reason, they will start talking to you at 3 o'clock in the morning.
  6. Their preferred sleep position is based on Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.
  7. While they will sweetly curl up next to their mother, they will reserve all bodily functions and fluids for your side of the bed.
  8. Small children have no respect for the concept of the "weekend".
  9. Although the sound of your child giggling is adorable during the day, it is absolutely terrifying when they giggle in the middle of the night while dreaming.
  10. Once they learn to sleep in their own bedroom, you will miss them terribly and write Top 10 lists reminiscing about the nights they slept next to you.

November 26, 2012

And... here... we... go!

While I tend to keep my nerdery a secret, I have been a fan of Batman and comic books in general since I was Sippy Cup's  age.  While I no longer have comic book storage boxes, boards and bags lying around the house, I will admit that the Comixology app is the only reason I own an iPad.  

Needless to say, I was pretty excited when the awesome folks at BSM Media invited us to host a Mattel Batman Power Attack Toy Party for Sippy Cup and his friends.  As with the Green Lantern toy party we hosted last year (click here), we received no compensation for this party.  However, since it has been 48 hours and Sippy Cup and Princess Tea Cup are still playing with their new toys, I would like to say that "peace and quiet" are priceless forms of indirect compensation.

The new Power Attack action figure line from Mattel did not disappoint.  The Power Attack line is not tied-in with any of the current Batman media, movies or cartoons so it is a great place to bridge the gap between the Imaginext Line of Batman toys (which is geared more towards young, budding fans) and the more adult-focused comic books and movies.  

The action figures were colorful, sturdy, highly-detailed and artfully stylized.  The "Deluxe" versions of the toys also have "action movements"; so, when you squeeze the figures legs, the Joker will swing his hammer and Batman will throw a punch.  This was a HUGE hit with Sippy Cup and his friends as it allowed them to manifest their devious imaginations easily.  The only negative comment the kids had during the course of the party was that it was difficult to place each characters included accessory (i.e. shield, sword, hammer, etc.) into the figure's hand.  In spite of this small difficulty, the kids had a great time and Sippy Cup and I both highly recommend the line of toys.

As always, please follow the jump for photos of the party.

November 25, 2012

Guess who's back?

So, after an unplanned hiatus, Sippy Cup and I are back.

Over the next few days, you will see a few cosmetic changes to the site as we pick up from where we left off.

We're excited to be back and we hope you tag along for all of the new adventures that I'm sure await us.

- Mr. Cufflink