February 19, 2006

Growing up fast

Grandmother is visiting this weekend. After seeing Swee’Pea’s preoccupation with Andrea’s water cup (a large blue cup with a lid and straw), Grandmother determined that Swee’Pea was ready for a sippy cup and went downstairs to get one. When she returned with the sippy cup filled with water, Andrea and I objected.

“No! We’re not ready to give her the sippy cup.” Andrea said, reaching out for the cup.

“Oh, okay.” Grandmother replied, handing over the cup. “But she’s ready!”

“I don’t care if she’s ready.” I said. “We’re not. Geez, the next thing you’ll be telling me is that she’ll be ready to start dating when she’s 18!”


  1. gotta love the grandparent thing huh. My mum does that ie. give Kayla bear things she shouln’t play with and then she gets home and wants to play with the things she has at grandmas house. Thanks mum!

    But they are grandparents and they are probably getting us back for all the shitty things we did as kids!

    Comment by Chocolate Makes it Better — February 19, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

  2. It’s good that Grandmother is getting her fix.

    Sorry, your sippy cup days are dead ahead. Right along with Cheerios all over the carpet.

    I don’t even want to think about dating. Yikes.

    Comment by Deanna — February 20, 2006 @ 2:19 am

  3. I’m all for stopping developmental milestones aka growing up. Cute post.

    Comment by Nina — February 20, 2006 @ 3:41 am

  4. I think it’s a law that grandparents (grandmothers especially) give their grandkids things that the parents don’t want them to have/use. I think it’s revenge for putting them through hell when we were growing up. At least that’s my theory.

    Dating?? No.. no dating. Mine aren’t dating until they’re 35… or I’m going to have to build a dungeon.

    Maybe a torture room that I could give the boys a tour of before they take one of my daughters out… ‘This is the rack. If you don’t want to see how it works… have her home by 8:00′

    Comment by Kemp — February 20, 2006 @ 6:48 am

  5. Come on man, give the girl a sippy cup. It doesn’t mean she’s fully grown yet. You do know they grow up though. Someone told you about that, right? If you don’t blink, they won’t grow, that is what my mom tells me. A sippy cup is a good thing, I promise. She will love it.

    Comment by Melissa — February 20, 2006 @ 11:12 am

  6. Any chance Grandmother can come to my house and teach The Goon Squad to drink milk out of cups?

    I’m not so worried about Claudia dating. I’m more concerned for the boys that take that risk.

    Comment by Sarah — February 20, 2006 @ 1:40 pm

  7. What Grandmother doesn’t realize is the added work introducing sippy cups to the twins will be. Not only will I have to feed them (usually by myself), I’ll have to clean up the mess sippy cups introduce with the babies dumping them and throwing them around. I just don’t want to deal with that added stress yet.
    As for being ready, sure, about all they are ready to do is put them up to their mouths for pretend and then bang and throw them on the floor. I’m waiting until they get a little better coordinated so they can help out more. Trust me, I can use the extra help at dinner before Matthew gets home…even if its only from them.
    And yes, please trust us that most if not all twin PARENTS have a PLAN and good reasons. If you can’t understand why, then come take care of twins by yourself for a week or so. And don’t forget to throw in working full time and running a household responsibly and you’ll be cookin up a plan in no time to keep life a little less complicated.

    JT and Bri’s mommy

    Comment by Matthew, Copyright (c) 2005 — February 20, 2006 @ 2:01 pm

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