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A {Stinky} First

March 6, 2009

I can’t believe that it finally happened to me. I have heard numerous stories of it happening to friends, but really was impressed that it never happened to me. Blame two kids, blame grandma, blame anyone but me!

What happened that was so stinky? Well, today I found a moldy sippy cup. Yep, the Big One will be 4 in May and today was the first time it’s happened to me. And it wasn’t even at my house.

I suppose it happened because it wasn’t my house. At home, I keep pretty good track of things, but at Grandma and Grandpa’s house things are a bit more lax.

The girls have a Pooh bear ride-along train that has a little storage area under the seat. Today we were looking for a little phone that belongs with another toy when I opened the seat and smelled a rather sweet, yet putrid smell.

Someone left a sippy cup full of diluted apple juice in there. Since my girls are the only ones who drink from sippy cups at Grandma and Grandpa’s, I can only assume that the cup has been in the train for about three weeks, since the last time we were here.

Normally this particular type of sippy cup doesn’t leak, so I’m not really sure what happened. For whatever reason, it leaked so not only did I have a cup half full of moldy juice, I had mold growing all over the storage area of the train.

I suppose the bright side is that I didn’t find the stinky cup leaking under a seat in my car, or somewhere ruining the carpet. A little bleach and an old toothbrush for the nooks and crannies and the Pooh bear train is as good as new.

And now I can check off another one of those inevitable mom moments.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2009 7:39 am

    At least it wasn’t milk! I’ve had that happen to me with milk, and let me tell you that is just the grossest thing ever! And just an idea, the juice might have leaked because of the pressure the apple juice created. It might have blown the gasket in the cup.

  2. March 7, 2009 10:59 am

    oh gross! (and it takes quite a bit to get me to say that!) I ran into the nasty sippy prob several times around year one and have since banned ALL beverages save water from the car! 🙂

  3. March 8, 2009 6:40 am

    My brother and I used to hide food all the time – Once I buried a pan of Mac & Cheese in the Backyard, only to be found 7 years later – another time my brother left a half-eaten bag of Oreos’ in a guest closet – Good times!

  4. March 9, 2009 6:52 am


    I’m sorry. 😦

  5. fixitmommy permalink*
    March 9, 2009 3:32 pm

    Hmmmm, I didn’t think about too much pressure in the cup. That could have been it.

    We have a general rule of water only in the car, although on occasion a juice cup will make it’s way in.

    Mac & Cheese, 7 years later… that’s just plain gross! 🙂 Oreo should have held there own!

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