Lord Give Me Strength (Have a Coffee on Me Contest Continues)

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I chose two winners today. I really have a tons of these cards to give away and I am SOOO happy that I am not suffering alone in toddler cup hell! So the winners are:

Miz Booshay – who I’d love to buy a billion coffees, her photos inspire me!
Bethany Actually – mom to a super cute tot, that always reminds me of my Georgia :)

Please email me @ kim (@) mommyknows (dot) com to claim your prize.

All because …
But I wanted the ...
she wanted the ‘pink’ cup!

* Sigh * – We’ve got a very grumpy girl here! I am hoping it’s just Georgia readjusting to the early mornings we’re having since school started, and not a long drawn out ‘stage’.

So what’s the popular cup color in your house?

All comments and back-links for this post will be entered to win a $10 Starbucks Gift Card (includes shipping and handling) in my ‘Have a Coffee on Me’ Contest. If you comment and blog about the contest you’ll receive two entries (too easy). I have a whole ‘schwack’ of Gift Cards to give away, so make sure and come back often for a chance to ‘have a coffee on me’.

MK xo
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Psst … that’s her new Minnie Mouse dress. She’s worn it 5 days in a row!


miz Booshay · September 8, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Oh my goodness!!! I feel your pain!!!

Jennifer · September 8, 2008 at 4:29 pm

Luckily my kids will drink out of any cup most of the time. My son does get upset when my daughter drinks out of his red valentine cup because it is his. There are some that are definitely girl cups or boy cups so they know which belongs to whom.

Hannah · September 8, 2008 at 4:36 pm

I know exactly how you feel, Kim!! My Tyler is VERY stubborn and strong-willed, and gets upset easily about silly things (like the colour of his cup). Most days there is a battle over a Spiderman shirt (which gosh darn it, HAS to be washed SOMETIMES!!!) and a Spiderman spoon. We got the kids to take turns with the spoon (not that Ethan really cares, but we thought it would help Tyler to have a “system) … but even that is not without it’s problems!

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Jen B · September 8, 2008 at 4:57 pm

I looked at this pic, and before I read it I said to myself “Awhhh, what’s wrong?” Then I laughed so hard. I had to. My son did the same earlier today. Great Mommy Moments. Except he wanted a big cup, not a little cup.

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Cindi · September 8, 2008 at 6:56 pm

I don’t do well with crying children. Even if I know that nothing is wrong with them, I don’t want them to cry. In our home, it isn’t color of the cup/glass, but more the icon or team on them. Cindi

Teresa · September 8, 2008 at 7:36 pm

I LOVE it!! We are a house of two little princesses and so we are always wanting the pink cup…purple will do in a pinch. I am not sure why I buy other colors, maybe I enjoy the torture or trying to reason with little ones :) HAHA

Colleen · September 8, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Oh man… Zoe has given me that same reaction way too often in the last week. I’m thankful school started today.

As for the cup color of choice… I gotta say it’s whichever color I didn’t pick.

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Heidi · September 8, 2008 at 8:06 pm

Oh, I remember those days with my son and now they are starting with my daughter. The drama of “I wanted …”

Right now the Princess (pink) cup is her favorite. Or whatever Mommy is drinking. : )

Carla Pullum · September 8, 2008 at 8:32 pm

My daughter was the same way!!! She had a certain cup and would not drink out of anything else I am so glad she grew out of it!! The picture is priceless thanks for sharing it!

jenny m · September 8, 2008 at 8:35 pm

wow- have you bought annother dress? everything has to have a vehicle on here!

Michelle · September 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm

Wow, so I hope you don’t get mad, but I’m just glad I’m not the only one having that pink cup battle. Exact. same. cups, too, if I’m not mistaken. IKEA? Good luck tomorrow morning!

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Bree · September 8, 2008 at 9:58 pm

Oh yes….I have one who is 19 mo who thinks he *must* be a BIG kid now…and wants what the older kids have and I have older kids who *must* only have the boy colored cups or the girl colored cups..because really who gave colors genders?

haha ok so how do I backlink?

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Jenn B · September 9, 2008 at 4:05 am

yeah, we have those very same (ikea) cups! and yes, there are major fall-outs when the ‘wrong color’ is selected if i am the one selecting it (i keep them where the kids can reach, so usually they get their own). there’s no favorite color per se, just depends on the barometric pressure as to whether or not there will be cup color (or style) related tantrums that day. sheesh.

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Nikkapotamus · September 9, 2008 at 4:33 am

at my house, this face is almost always made over the “heart bowl.” When the heart bowl is dirty, look out. Which is just about every other day.

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Carey · September 9, 2008 at 5:46 am

I know how it is! We fight over cups here too. My son likes the blue mickey mouse cup, and he doesn’t always get it. Sometimes its a fight over which shade of yellow cup its going to be. Good luck.

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mama k · September 9, 2008 at 10:10 am

oh toddlers. such joy and such pain. LOL

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Neisha · September 9, 2008 at 12:43 pm

It’s funny how we can almost all relate to that picture. “Why did you peel my apple?” AAAAAAAHHHHHHH! My 6 year old can never make up her mind and I pay the price.

Kim · September 9, 2008 at 6:57 pm

great dress…our favorite is the Dora cup.

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jenB · September 10, 2008 at 1:35 am

LOVE the dress and the distress. Charlotte’s addiction to Curious F-ing George is my current nemesis.

Julie · September 10, 2008 at 8:42 am

She seem to be in great pain, this is good post anyways.

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Jaime S · September 10, 2008 at 9:54 am

Looks very similar to our house. Almost anything these days seems to lead to those monster meltdowns. Favorite cup colour around the house? The kids always seem to fight over yellow cups.

I love that dress! Is it from an actual halloween costume?

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Susy-Q · September 10, 2008 at 10:41 am

OH I feel for you! My 2-year old son has had a long drawn out grumpy phase for a while now (and includes suddenly not sleeping well at night). Oh Lord, I need strength too!

I thought everyone was exaggerating when they spoke of the “terrific twos”–but I am starting to believe the fuss now.

I do have to admit that our summer has not been easy on him–a long drawn out vacation at Nanny’s (where he didn’t sleep well), moving cities and now 2 weeks of renovations with the house looking like a war-zone and me constantly saying: Don’t touch that brad nailer sweetie or leave Grampy’s saw on the floor…

My life is upside down. I miss my family and I could use a good cup of Java!

(Venting feels good!)

Jaime S · September 10, 2008 at 11:56 am

Forgot to mention that I blogged your contest here:


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Angella · September 10, 2008 at 1:28 pm

Emily is all about the pink, Nathan is all about the green, and Graham is all about the red. At least they don’t fight over the same colours :)

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Melissa · September 10, 2008 at 1:47 pm

“I want that one…i said i wanted the Hannah Montana one first…NO you didn’t…MOM (inject tears and A LOT of screaming!!)” This is one of the most common arguments in our household at dinner-time. With 3 young ladies (if thats the proper term for phsyco Hannah Montana cup loving kids, which at times the decibels in the house are in competition with a sold out concert…but whatever you want to call them!) of my own, the “cup argument” can get out of hand some nights, i am so glad that is the biggest of their worries…for now!

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bethany actually · September 10, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Annalie is all about blue. Unless her friend who likes green is over visiting, and then she inexplicably is all about green. *sigh, roll eyes heavenward*

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zeghsy · September 10, 2008 at 2:07 pm

a) SO glad i just have one.
b) we have no pink cups. surprisingly. given our love of pink.
c) it was matching the right lid to the right cup that was our problem.

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Rach · September 10, 2008 at 2:12 pm

no favored color cup, but everyone wants to use the Simpson’s Sqishee cup :)

Amy · September 10, 2008 at 3:02 pm

What an adorable picture…I’ve been there many times!

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Eileen · September 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Ah yes – my soon-to-be-two-year-old son has pulled a few of those numbers lately. I give him the benefit of the doubt – he’s usually amazingly pleasant, so it’s got to be the molars.

Fortunately, I have two boys, so not only do I not have to contend with Pretty Princess dresses (or Minnie, as the case may be), but they don’t give a flying fig WHAT they wear, as long as they’re wearing something they can “pay ow-SIGH” in. Here, it’s only rainy days that pose a threat.

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Jenn · September 10, 2008 at 5:08 pm

With having a blog rather then laughing when our children cry at something ridiculous we take their picture. =)


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Jen · September 10, 2008 at 6:26 pm

Yup, we have those days around here too!

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Domestic Extraordinaire · September 10, 2008 at 7:11 pm

They don’t love a certain cup at our house, but they do fight over the shamrock green plate and bowl.

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jenn · September 10, 2008 at 7:56 pm

ohhh what a pitiful face! my boys dont go nuts over cups, or fight over them thank goodness, but we do deal with the occassional fight over a certain bowl ::thud:: I know, sad huh!

Shalet · September 10, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Oh my! This is the same face we get if the milk doesn’t get into the cup fast enough. Life is hard when you’re four!

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carrie · September 10, 2008 at 9:44 pm

yep…it is ALWAYS the pink cup around our house too…should just throw the rest of them away, really!

in my cup though, is the pumpkin spice latte…they are baaaack at good ‘ol starbucks! mmmm….

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Shelly · September 11, 2008 at 7:40 am

This cracked me up. I remember fighting over the favourite colored cups in my house growing up too. Having two brothers and one sister, the boys would always take the “boy coloured” cups, and us girls the “girl coloured cups”. We always had blue, green, yellow and red. The boys would normally grab a blue or green and my sister and I would fight over who got the red cup. I remember fighting for the blue cup once, just to add some excitement….

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Roshni Poddar · September 11, 2008 at 11:29 am

Really, I feel the pain of the girl… :(

lace · September 11, 2008 at 12:07 pm

A superman funtainer (thermos) is the cup most favored by my niece. There are the days that she wants to drink out of her little sisters sippies that can bring on drama if I don’t let her have one.

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Lisa · September 11, 2008 at 2:51 pm

It does not matter what color the cup is but it better match his bowl. Life is over if he has a red cup and green bowl. It has to match. Toddlers are so much fun and so frustrating all at the same time.

Jamie · September 11, 2008 at 3:21 pm

Ah yes. The trauma of no pink cup. lol!

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katie bowen · September 12, 2008 at 6:20 am

freakin’ obsessed with anything JOHN DEERE….it is getting wierd now…we’re aquiring a house full of deere stuff….eck!

Joi · September 12, 2008 at 6:31 am

“no, my ladybug cup, purple, my ladybug cup, purple, my ladybug cup, purple” – GOT IT – THE D@&% PURPLE LADYBUG CUP!!! Oh..and her minimouse dress is a pink Tony Romo jersey..the kid is obsessed with him & she is only 2!

bethany actually · September 12, 2008 at 10:51 am

I won? Yay! :-)

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mitch of garden furniture · September 19, 2008 at 12:22 am

I had the same problem with my daughter too, she wants all her things to be pink.

Phillip · January 20, 2009 at 5:37 am

God bless I don’t have a daughter ;)

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