Maddie Takes Cup Drinking to New Heights

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Hair of the dog that nipped me!

Maddie is not a cup is half full kind of girl. She does everything with gusto and drinking from a cup without a lid is no exception.

The key is to put very little liquid in any cup. But once Maddie has wrested control of any container, all bets are off.

No matter how liquid is in the cup, she starts with a gentle tilt and then goes fully vertical. It doesn’t matter if she’s getting the last drop or water-boarding herself, the cup must be purged of all its contents.

I went out and got 4 little plastic Thomas the Train cups that are about 4 ounces each. While we eat lunch, I transfer scant amounts of liquid into her cup for our drinking practice sessions.

There are plenty of ups and downs, but for now we are using the drinking game as a learning tool. I have no doubt that Maddie is already an accomplished and proficient drinker, but she’s also determined that I will have to work for it before she is ready to share her new found skill with me.

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