Sippy cups have been the unexpected, and relatively unimportant, bane of my existence. It took forever to find one my daughter would (or could) sip from, and once we found the right one it turned into another one of my daughter's appendages. Luckily, we have a few of the same type, but heaven forbid they're all in the dishwasher at the same time and I have to rely on one of the back-ups, because there are at least 10 people my toddler loves more than me when I give her the wrong sippy cup.
Toddlers are so fickle anddramatic, so the littlest thing can turn into an epic tantrum. I don't mind my daughter throwing a temper tantrum about certain things that I have no control over and/or know won't harm her. Like, for example, the sippy cup drama. Toddler tantrums aren't the best, by any means and regardless of the meaning behind them, but when a sippy cup is involved I know it's nothing more than a representation of her frustration and inability to identity her emotions, and not something serious I should pay more attention so.
Still, if my partner and I happen to have accidentally thrown every one of her favorite sippy cups in the dishwasher — or if she decides she really wants the pink one, not the green one — beware. That qualifies for an instant demotion, and I stop being "best mom ever" and start being "least favorite person on the planet." So, with that in mind, here are just a few people my daughter loves more than me when I hand over the wrong sippy cup.