Tell me if this sounds familiar.
It's 8:00 am. You had every intention of feeding the kids (who are now late for school) an uber-healthy breakfast but somehow ended up shoving Cliff Bars into their pockets. As you holler up the stairs for them to brush their teeth and clean their rooms RIGHT NOW, you realize you have a few precious minutes during which you could probably whip up a quick green shake (or whatever shake for that matter). But then you realize that there would be no time to drink it before you got in the car and you don't have time to come back home before you head to yoga. Your tempted to take your glass with you in the car but you remember that your kitchen glasses don't fit the drink holders in the car. You want your 4 year old to have something nutritious also but drinking green shake from a sippy cup is simply not an option. Suddenly the kids are downstairs again and everyone is stumbling out the door to get in the car. Times up. You end up jumping on the band wagon by grabbing a Cliff Bar and you make a quick mental note to get up 10 minutes earlier tomorrow morning. But you know that that ain't NEVAH gonna happen.
Okay. Now the specifics in your story might not be exactly the same but you SO know what I'm talking about. I do this at least 2-3 times a week. And on the days I don't happen upon this situation, it's usually because I woke up with a wicked case of heartburn or I decide to ditch the gym that day. Not exactly the most desirable of alternative situations but you get the idea. I've thought to myself on more than one occasion, "self, you could be so much more diligent in fulfilling your nutritional goals if you would just A) plan a little better, or B) find some sort of closed top cup/device that you could use in the car". We know that plan A is a lost cause. I gave up on my organizational skills a loooooong time ago. But plan B might actually be possible. Last week, I came this close to buying a big case of plastic cups with lids. But when I reflected back on an article I'd read earlier that week about BPA, I nixed the idea. I don't need estrogen mimicking chemicals coursing through my veins right now. I seem to be dealing with enough of that at the as it is. My poor poor husband. Send him flowers.
But as I was out shopping recently, I saw something that stopped me dead in my tracks. I'm not kidding. The COOLEST cup I've ever seen had a label on it that looked something like this...
I stopped, grabbed, read, and cried (which isn't unusual at all right now). And then I bought every single one they had (seriously, I did). Just to be sure, I raced home and made a basic green shake so as to test out the claim that my new cups are "insulated". Guess what? They totally are. Merry Christmas to me!!! And Jenny (act surprised okay?).
The best part is that the straws have a little bumper on the end so they can't be pulled out the top. Bless the hearts of the people who came up with this.