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Insomnius
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PostPosted: Monday, 18 June 2012, 3:47 AM    Post subject: Sippy Cups Reply with quote

Being with most of kids and all of my grandchildren got me reminiscing...

Was it yesterday
or last year?
Those plastic things
with rubber rings
were everywhere?

Toddler toes,
laughter, and screams.
These were my life
stepping on cups
as I chased little ones.

The sippy cup
in the dishwasher
on the floor
in the fridge
or in chubby little hands.

They were everywhere
floor to ceiling
thrown on my chair
giving me 'surprise!'
when I sat down.

Thrown on the floor
when Daddy would growl;
a delighted scream
escaping as little legs
started pumping away.

There was a point
I don't now remember
when sippy cups went away
replaced by cans
of fizzy sugar water.

Soccer, football,
basketball games.
Driving lessons
the prom, and eventually
the leaving.

I can't remember where the
sippy cups went
Some box probably.
Nor do I recall
what the favorites were.

And now, it seems like
it happened so fast
here are my toddlers
all grown, buying,

sippy cups.

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PostPosted: Monday, 18 June 2012, 5:22 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, can I ever relate to this.

With a 5 year old grandson, it hasn't been that long ago for me.
At my daughter house you had to watch out for her dogs. Seems
like they like sippy cups, too.

You did a really good job of this one. I enjoyed reading this gem!
keep'em coming!

~ Jan Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy smileinbox Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Monday, 18 June 2012, 5:38 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too enjoyed this Mark. My grandson just "retired" his sippy cup(s) ay six yeras of age. Your poem does a good job in describing the "prolifaration of those drinking vessels from h--- Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Monday, 18 June 2012, 5:53 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Jan and Robert.... was hoping all of us 'Grand' peeps would relate. Smile

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PostPosted: Monday, 18 June 2012, 6:07 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nostalgic, Mark,

I like it too! Cute!!!

Peggy Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Wednesday, 03 May 2017, 3:24 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's so cute and heart touching. Love your poem. I appreciate your hard work for making the poem.
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