Today the little ones started to fight over a special plastic plate with a cute picture on it. There were raised voices (them) and tears (them) and Mom decided to step in before the situation got out of hand. I asked the older little one to give in to the younger one, and I promised that we'd buy some new plastic plates with cute pictures. He somehow understood that I said I'd make him a plate (I guess that sounds more likely around here!) and started calling to me in another room, "where's my plate?"
No disposable plates were to be found, so I whipped out a permanent marker and a disposable cup in order to appease him. My solution was appreciated by the littlest one, and it did at least break the tension. And it gave me an almost instant project to share with you!
Cups decorated with doodles or letters or just about anything would be cute anytime, at a get together for kids, at a birthday party, or even to express your recognition of a special accomplishment or occasion.
A table filled with cups proclaiming Congratulations,Well Done!, Mazal Tov! would be truly touching!
Note: For those of you who just might be smirking over the fact that I'm promoting the use of plastic disposable cups, I'd like to say that we are in the middle of a big drought here in Israel so this may be the lesser of two evils! And next time I'll try to buy the plastic biodegradable cups even though they cost more, I promise.)