Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cups!!!!

No more. I decided yesterday the kids will pick their cup for the day and use it for every meal or every time they need a cup. Otherwise by the end of the day, I have at least 12 cups to wash, (at least) and if I decide to skip a night washing dishes, (a new thing since becoming pregnant) that's at least 24 cups!! My dishwasher is always full of cups on the top but then bottom is empty!
It worked really good yesterday to assign a cup for the day. Dishes were sure a lot easier!
What do you do about cups?

11 comments:

  1. That's what I do. The kids each start the morning with a cup for milk. Mine do not like milk so I require them to finish their milk at breakfast before they have anything else. We rinse out cups and they put them in the fridge. They use that one cup all day. Hope it works - I like it.

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  2. glad to see someone else with this dilemma. i only have 4 kids, but on any given day, i've at least 12 cups on the counter too and the worst part is, that everyone is so baffled as to where they came from. and it doesn't seem to matter if i assign cups. i am ready to lock the cupboard, especially with the broken dishwasher!

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  3. I do the same thing, except my hubby will forget and grab a new one for one of the boys...never-ending battle!

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  4. Oh my gosh! I was JUST thinking about this today, as my five year old grabbed his third cup before lunchtime. I need to find a marker and some masking tape to write their names on everyday. I have the marker, just not the tape.

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  5. Cups are a big deal! I always use the glass cups, and the kids use the plastic ones. This way I know which one to grab for myself, using it all day. I try to stick to one cup per kid per day. We have the colored ikea cups, as well as character cups they like. So it's easy to tell which one's theirs.

    For the sippy cup girl, that's another story... I can never seem to find it or its so far away I just grab a new one. So she goes through an average of 4 cups per day.

    So I'd say for a family of 5, we average 10 new cups per day.

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  6. Great idea! I think this could work for plates also and silverware. Anything that can make life easier.

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  7. PS - I just want all those wonderful colored mugs in the photo you chose!!!!! If I had those, I'd be happy to wash them - maybe????

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  8. I should throw every one of them in the rubbish bin. Still. I have the Tupperware ones and they have to be handwashed because they flip upside down and fill with water which sloshes all over the place when I open it in the AM. YUCK>

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  9. Open the dishwasher that is.

    I hand wash about twelve a day and my kids are OLDER and know better, right?? Can you tell this is one of those things that irks me??

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  10. I am forever telling them to pick one cup for the day. Wish it would work but at the end of the day there are more than 4 cups! :)

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  11. We do water bottles. We have various ones and the kids pick one for the day and they take them everywhere they go, even to bed. We like the stainless steel ones from Sigg (made in Switzerland). Sometimes, we are searching forever to find the one "they just had".

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