Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Beer in my sippy cup, please?

While Tim and I don’t drink beer often, we sometimes keep a spare 6-pack in the garage (on a shelf I THOUGHT the kids couldn’t reach) for when my stepdad visits. 

Normally, he doesn’t leave any bottles behind (meaning he can down a 6-pack quicker than I can inhale a meal before my kids have their hands all over it).  He loves beer more than life itself.  Even more than I enjoy a glass or two (or five) of wine.

Landon came in from the garage the other night, armed with a bottle of beer, his sippy cup and his beloved blankie, apparently hoping for a little nightcap before drifting off to sleep. 

A bright smile lit up his face as he asked, “I have beer in my sippy cup, please?” 

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I laughed hysterically….until I realized the boy was serious, as evidenced by the following short video.

Geez, you’d think I was telling him that Thomas the Train was going into retirement or that the Keebler Elves gorged on their own cookies and then exploded into a tiny million pieces.

Slow down, little buddy….there will be plenty of time for drinking beer and partying when you’re a frat boy in college.

For now, let’s keep it narrowed down to apple juice or milk in the sippy cup, okay?

71 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Very funny!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

THAT is HYSTERICAL!

mudmama said...

The boy wasn't kidding ;) Too funny!

KK said...

Now that is funny!

D said...

I guess telling him that,"21 doesn't mean 21 months." isn't helpful,right?

Jayme said...

Ahahah that is SO funny!

Evan Reker said...

hahaha oh man Helene that is awesome!!

Poor boy!

Denise

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

After seeing him cry, I probably would've pretended to pour him some in his sippy cup. Can you imagine him being at the store and asking for a 40???

He is adorable, even when he's trying to get his way!

Buckeroomama said...

Awww, funny!! Landon reminded me of Z in the video, especially when he started to get upset because you wouldn't give him the beer!

Kimberly said...

My kids wanted to try wine. I let them before they had to take communion. Both of them prefer red over white.

I told them..."Don't go around sharing that with others."

(That is mommies job)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

That boy will be petitioning for the drinking age to be lowered as soon as he learns how to write!

Michelle said...

That is TOO funny! Thanks for sharing. I have a picture of my 2nd born holding a beer bottle the day after his 1st birthday. I still LOVE that picture!

Mich

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

Oh my gosh! I knew we didn't keep beer in the house for reason, lol! The video footage is awesome too - you really ticked him off. I think this video is too funny, I would love to post it on my blog as my Video Thursday post and link it back to you. Let me know if that's okay with you, k? :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Good for you, mom, for sticking to your guns. Time to find a better hiding place for the beer though.

Robin said...

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Working Mommy said...

That is a great video!

~WM

Jen said...

Sometimes I get that way too when ppl tell me that I can't have beer in my sippy cup.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Awesome...hope my boys end up in the same frat as him!

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Brooke said...

the video wouldn't load on my stupid computer but :-O and :))

Nezzy said...

You always make me laugh. The little guy was dead serious about gettin' a little night cap wasn't he? Yep, he'll be the leader of the pack at the Frat parties!!!

Just breathe, Helen breathe and have a super day void of toddlers a beggin' for booze! LOL You sure have your hands full baby!

A Mom With A View said...

..what a riot..I know a few hubbys who do that...

Mari-Ann said...

Just found your blog, read this post and actually laughed out loud! Too funny! :)

Samantha said...

That's so funny. When I was kid, my baby brother had a friend over at our house, and I guess they were 2 or 3 years old...the friend opened up our refrigerator and said, "I want some beer." Now keep in mind that my parents didn't drink. He just assumed that everyone's refrigerators had beer in them...lol

Creative Junkie said...

ROTF! Should I wonder if he's learned that reaction from his beer loving daddy?

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! He's getting started early ;)

The Mother said...

My 21 year old is home for like a month, and dad was gone for a week. We're serving fajitas for dinner and he asks, in all sincerity, if I thought Dad would mind if he drank one of the beers in the frig.

I almost fell out of my chair.

Kim said...

Look at how sweet and happy he looks in that first photo, and then you have to go and ruin it. Geez, Helene, you're so mean.

Heather said...

He was pretty determined (and cute)!

Eva Gallant said...

I always love your posts, but this one was priceless!

monkeygirl3679 said...

That's so cute how he really wanted it! lol i remember drinking a sip from my dads beer when I was around 5 and spitting it back out cause it was so horrible lol, now as an adult i cannot even smell beer it turns my stomache!

Cheryl Lage said...

What a RIOT! Such a cutie...and such a great post.

Happy New Year, Helene!
(Champagne in the sippy next year?? ;) )

Karen said...

Too funny!

Apparently I liked beer when I was a baby. One of my dad's Air Force buddies thought it would be fun to see if I'd drink it and I did.

kys said...

OMG! That is hysterical!

Mommy24cs said...

ahahaha, that was too funny! I also enjoyed seeing your other child, well just their feet anyway going around and around in circles behind Landon. Your house reminds me so much of what goes on in my own! LOL

Neo said...

haha, beer in a sippy cup! now that would be something!

angie said...

Hilarious. See Beer has special properties.

Mighty M said...

Poor kid, guess he better just get used to disappointment. :)

Tiffany said...

Tooo funny!! He's adorable!!

Leanne said...

That is hilarious!!! When my family got together for New Years Day dinner, my 3 year old nephew kept pointing to the bottle of Captain Morning saying "I need that! I need that!" When his mom explained he couldn't have it, he had the biggest meltdown! :)

T. Anne said...

That's funny. My husband and I don't drink but I also keep beer for my dad lol!

Theta Mom said...

He is so freakin cute!!! Beer in MY sippy please!

shortmama said...

I love how he gets excited like he thinks you are going to let him have it when you ask him if he wants it in his sippy cup! hilarious!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Thank you Helene! That was so damn funny! I love your kids! My kids call beer "boobie milk" thanks to the father :)
What a precious video of your cutie. Come on mom, maybe mimosa in the morning ; )

Ginny Marie said...

Your video shows what a two year old is really like! You know, in case we forget and start thinking about having another one....

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

We mix vodka with their OJ around here.

Really, buy that baby some root beer!

Veronica Lee said...

LOL, thanks for the chuckle!!

blueviolet said...

omg, is it part of their genetic makeup that they feel so attached to a brewski?

Kacey R. said...

But he said PLEASE! LOL He is precious AND too funny!

Jenny said...

That is too funny! I don't think my daughter would even know what a beer is.

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LaVonne said...

How funny! :)

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh.."When you're a fat boy in college!!"

LOL

Megan said...

Ha ha ha!! OMG, too funny.

Yaya said...

Haha! That's awesome!!!

HarryJack's Mom said...

we've had a lot of visions of future frat behavior, but no beer demands so far! GL, they are going to keep you hopping, Helene :-)

Mimi and Tilly said...

Happy New Year, Helene! I hope it's a magical one for you and your family. My nana used to slip me a nip of Guinness with a cracker when i was about 7, she was convinced it was good for me because it had lots of iron in it... Thankfully I hated the taste otherwise I could have been a fully fledged lush by the time I hit double figures!

yonca said...

Hahaaa..Awesome! He is so cute!

Amy said...

that is so funny.. my husband use to play bar with his grandpa..

bluecottonmemory said...

He must of had a hard day! Moms don't need eyebrow lifts - our children do that for us! LOL

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Sharlene said...

That was too funny! Like pee my pants funny. My kids know they can't have "mommy's juice" and one time I went upstairs and got sidetracked by something only to have my three year old daughter bring me my "juice" because I forgot it downstairs. Oh boy. CPS shoudl be at the door any minute now.

BoufMom9 said...

LOL! Good thing the cap is difficult to open, huh?

Carol said...

That is the best damn beer video I have EVER seen!!

This would be a total hit on Youtube!

Viv said...

That is so cute.

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

ROFL!!

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Corrie Howe said...

I think all kids try this at least once. It's funny when they do the unexpected, trying to be adults.

wife.mom.nurse said...

oh my gosh...he WAS serious!

He is the funniest little man :)

rocketgurl said...

LOL!!! If I didn't see the video with my own two eyes,I would have thought you were lying.. Poor lil guy!! All he wanted was a lil somethin' to help him go to sleep.. HA!

Bethany said...

Hahaha...poor little tyke was so disappointed!!!

Zeemaid said...

OMG that is hysterical. He's just too cute though!

Sarah said...

Can't stop laughing!

MommaM said...

Oh my good God....this is hysterical! He is adorable - even if he wants to knock a few back. lol

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