My mother to my sister: Are the girls still on the bottle?
My 5-year-old niece interjects: I HOPE NOT! Mom, are we going to do that to our new baby?
So, you see, when a five-year-old is horrified that her cousins are still on the bottle and worried her mother will treat their new baby as neglectfully, perhaps it's time to take a stance. We are going there to visit in a couple of weeks and I feel the need to prove to my niece that I am an adequate mother who does not keep babies on the bottle well past the pediatrician's recommended time frame. Either that or I plan on bringing a bunch of tabloid pictures of Suri Cruise and explain that it is very chic to be on the bottle at this age and she should be so lucky if her mother treats their new baby accordingly.
Suri, as evidenced in this photo, was two years old and still drinking a bottle. That gives me a good six months. And I'm assuming the Cruise's can hire an Executive Nanny Solely in Charge of Getting Suri Off the Bottle. So what are we commoners to do? (At least I don't let them go out in public with it. Sniff!)
Yes, I've tried a few different types of sippy cups. They are not fooled into thinking they are some kind of new-fangled bottle. "Bot bot bot ... WAAAAAAAAAA!!!!" (Picture LuLu and Moxley's mom cowering in a corner with hands over her ears reaching for Xanax and filling baby bottles feverishly with warm milk.) My tolerance for screaming and whining is somewhat lower than the average person. Heeeellllllppppp!