I only have about 4 minutes to write this while I drink my coffee and the kids are all happily eating pancakes, but I wanted to write about them before I forget.
I was walking down the paper plate aisle at WalMart yesterday and happened to spy these cups. They are disposable (made from some kind of not-paper, not-styrofoam, not-plastic material) and come with plastic lids and bendy straws. Each cup has the face of a zoo animal on it, so they're kinda cute too.
Roger and I have always discussed, since the point in time when Ian started drinking from cups at restaurants instead of his sippy cup, that restaurants should always have bendy straws. We also discussed buying our own package of bendy straws just so we'd always have them.
We're leaving soon for our trip to North Eastern Ohio for my Uncle's funeral. So I was finally going to buy a package of bendy straws.
I spied these cups and thought they would serve a perfect purpose in our life! Some restaurants don't have kids cups. So we'll keep this box of cups in the car. Other times, we're out running around and realize we forgot to pack cups for the kids. Instead of handing them a whole bottle of water or a whole carton of milk, we can use these cups and reduce the chances of spills. We can also use these when we are visiting friends and family who don't have little ones (and therefore probably don't have two sippy cups on hand) so there's less chance of accidentally spilling on someone's beautiful oriental carpet. They're disposable, so we can use each cup until it's non-functional and then toss it.
Up until today, I've always felt the disposable kids cup options were not truly disposable, made of firm plastic... I felt really bad throwing them away.
Of course, like everything that isn't reusable, we'll try to use them sparingly. They're going to fill a void though, and I'm excited to use them!
Yesterday when we got home the kids decided they had to try them out and lo and behold one of the cups (Aaron's) ended up on its side on our carpet. I'm happy to report that no pink lemonade was spilled!