Sippy Cup At The Pool

Dammit, Cube Pig! That is MY Sippy Cup. YOU Can’t Even Reach!

Last week I got sick with food poisoning.  It wasn’t severe, but it was enough to slow me down, and I had a hard time getting down any kind of food or liquid with the exception of ginger ale (the kind with real ginger in it.  You do know that normal ginger ale doesn’t do much for stomach upset.  The actual ginger is what helps you!), and ginger lemon tea.  My energy wasn’t really affected right away, it took some time for the not eating to catch up with me.

Master decided he wanted to go down to the pool, and I also thought that a nice soak in the hot tub might make my tummy feel better.  We were getting ready to go to the pool, and I wanted to bring a ginger ale.  The brand we buy comes in glass bottles though, and glass bottles are not allowed at the pool.  Without skipping a beat, I just grabbed my nearest clean sippy cup and put some ice and ginger ale in it.  I asked Master if he’d help me screw the lid on (I can never get it tight enough), we packed some extra water, and off we went.

When we got down to the pool, there was a group of people already there.  Maybe only about six or so people.  They all seemed to be early twenties.  I wasn’t paying a whole lot of attention to them, though one of them opened the door for us since he was right there.  We got inside the pool area and one more immediately complimented me on my ears.  I always forget that I’m even wearing them.  After he told me he liked my ears, I became immediately aware that I had brought a sippy cup to the pool.

For a couple of minutes, I panicked.  I started to wonder what I’d say if someone asked me why I had a sippy cup at my age.  I don’t normally even take it out of the house, but because of the glass rule, I hadn’t thought anything of it.  Then, I realized – you know what?  If anyone says anything about my sippy cup, they can kiss my ass.  What’s the big deal anyway?  It’s just a spill proof cup.  We had a bunch of fun, relaxed in the hot tub, and then went home.  It’s funny sometimes, how utter panick and sheer humiliation can come over me – but then in the course of a couple rationalizing minutes, they are gone.

8 thoughts on “Sippy Cup At The Pool

  1. I love reading your articles. Today touched on a subject I have trouble with. I’m always so worried what other people think of me when I’m out in public. It keeps me from enjoying the little things. I’m working on being able to rationalize like you have, when the concern is without merit.

    I hope you feel better soon.

    1. Thanks BruisedWeasel 🙂 I’m much better now, and can eat again. 🙂

      I hope you are able to find the bravery to not be scared in public so much. It took me a while to get there, but I love it. And there’s nothing better than just being able to be yourself, and damn the others who don’t like it!

  2. Yah,

    I used to worry about how people percived me, when i started my transition 2 years ago, then came to a realization, I can laugh at their reactions to me being arround.

    So now I go out with my outragous green hair, my collar and very often, the ears you made me, and If they cant handle seeing a smileing 6’2″ T-girl with green hair and a collar, then they can just go jump in a lake (seeing as we dont have a shortge of lakes in Minnesota)

    *HUGS* for you Kitty


  3. I have 2 sippy cups that I don’t use often. One is only about 6 oz so I have to fill it far too often but it is good when I’m really weak. My 10 oz one has a weird valve on it that I’m not really strong/dextrous enough to use. (Yes insert all the jokes you want here.)
    I’m such a klutz that using a sippy is nicer than a wet bed, sofa, or floor mat.
    I tried to just use travel mugs for years thinking they were sippy cups for adults but actual sippy cups are much more spill resistant/proof.
    Especially after reading this I really should try to find a few that I like and can use.
    Good for you for recovering from being self-conscious. That’s one of the things I really like about you. You help me see that it really can be okay to be oneself and not put too much stock in what others think or might think.

    1. @Lada I’ve tried travel mugs too, and most of them leak, which is so sad. It’s kind of awesome how cute the sippy cups are though. You can get them in all sorts of designs which is just super. 🙂

      I’m glad my being able to bounce back from being self-conscious hels you. 🙂 It’s a neat trick that took me a while to Master, but I’m pretty good at it now. 😀

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