Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Milky!

Ah that word. When the boys, particularly Eli, is thirsty his sweet request starts out with the word milky. It then continues as follows "milky, milky, milky!!!!" I respond with "excuse me, what do you say????" and he follows with a "please, milky" in a much more bearable tone. Which leads me to quickly put together the 45 piece straw deal (seriously, what is up with those cups?) so that he can have a drink. I do not go through this anymore, which, leads me to what "works for me" on this fine day. I am enjoying being part of this whole "Works for me Wednesday" thing so continue to bear with me. Oh and please keep in mind that mine are el lame-o compared to some of these other creative ladies so don't forget to go check out all of the other ones at "We are THAT family".

This week's tip is one that I gleaned from a book I am reading by Lisa Whelchel (yep, Blaire from "The Facts of Life", oh and in case you are tempted to comment and ask who Blaire is, don't bother you must be "too young" and I am in no mood to hear about how old I am ;) Anyways, I just started doing this and it is a real time saver for me. She suggests filling up all of the sippy cups needed for the next day at night (regular cups with lids if your children are older). She suggested 2 milk cups, 2 juice, and 2 water, I believe. Obviously you will fill up what you know your kids will drink. Her formula is not mine and mine will not be yours but it is nice to just grab the ready to go cup out of the frig and be on my way, especially if I have errands or appointments. She also suggests putting them low enough for your children to grab them when they please, however, this Mama doesn't allow the boys open access to the refrigerator. Me telling them to grab sippy cups would translate to "grab you cups and then throw some of those eggs around and don't forget to open a few yogurts and make a mess trying to eat them......" (you get the picture). As I said you can tailor this little tip to fit your needs. I only fill up 4 cups for each of them and then my handy little water bottle that helps me drink the water that I should. I also thought that for those of you with older children that they could fill them themselves at night and it might encourage them to hydrate as needed. So that is "my" tip this week. Here is a pic just because.


9 comments:

Alicia said...

that really is a fabulous idea!! i'm going to try that! i can't wait to hear some more tips!

m&nmom04 said...

Great tip! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Dreamgirl said...

A great tip!

Thanks...
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Tina623 said...

Thanks for sharing!
The two sippy cups in front are my current faves :).

monica said...

I do this also! My boys are allowed to get into the refrigerator and get their drinks. They haven't once (yet) grabed an egg or anything else. Well they will grab cheese sticks but they always ask me first. It works out awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

I DO know who Blaire is!!!
great tip. I used to do this with their bottles for the day but not sure why I didn't continue with cups. I usually save their drink for when we go out and give it to them in the stroller (to keep them busy) but when they see me getting it ready in the house before we go anywhere they want it. This would save me a few whines each day! LOL I could just sneak it into the bag.

Sarah H said...

Wow, what a great idea. My 3-year-old is always bugging me for a glass a milk. I try to limit her to 3 glasses a day (then she gets water after that), and this would be a great way to help her keep track of how many glasses she has left!

Liz said...

Wonderful tips for moms.icould of used them when my kids were young. You have a lovely blog. Stopping in from SITS

Kim said...

What a great idea! I never would've just thought to do that! But now that I know about it, it is definitely happening in our near future! Thanks!