Sketching childhood: sippy cup

Sippy cup drawing I Artfully Carin

He scowled up at me when I handed him the drink, stamped his foot and said, “No more sippy cups mamma! Kirby’s a big boy now!”.

We had just started potty training him, and he had decided to take his new big boy status all the way. No more nappies. No more Eeyore and muslin (his loveys) during the day. And definitely no more sippy cups. Shame on me for forgetting!

I’m in the middle of a pre-Christmas clean up and clear out and just found the sippy cups gathering dust at the back of the kids’ kitchen cupboard. It has only been a few weeks, yet it feels like an eternity. He seems to have grown up so much in those weeks.

He really is a big boy.


“Sippy cup” is a pencil drawing in Kirby’s sketching childhood sketchbook, a book celebrating the everyday things my kids enjoy.


  1. Paty Shaulis says:

    Yes, it is so sad, isn’t? Wish I had kept a sketchbook like you. Very nice sketch, by the way!

  2. Love the whole idea of your childhood sketchbook Carin… and your drawing is fabulous.. Kirby is growing up… and he has realized it too… special times… memories to treasure…

    Jenny ♥
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  3. Wow — that’s a lot of transition in a short time for Kirby and for you. My boys hold onto those cups forreeevvveerrr. 🙂 Cate, on the other hand, is always trying to do what her brothers do… to be big.
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  4. awe, I can totally picture the scene! Being a big boy IS exciting, but I can totally sympathize with the idea that it is all going too fast! Your sketch is beautiful though and I only wish I had something like this from my Mother – it will be such a treasure for them!
    I hope you have a wonderful, happy, joyful Christmas!! xoxo
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