We are heavy drinkers.
The problem is that every time one of the kids gets a drink of water, they toss the cup in the sink if I'm lucky, and if I'm not, they leave it on the counter. Then, half an hour later, they come back for another drink, and YOU GUESSED IT, another cup!
By the end of the day my sink is full of cups that have been used once, and we are searching around for clean cups to use for dinner.
So, I bought this cheap placemat for $1 and marked with a sticker a special place for each child to put the ONE cup to drink out of every day.
The placemat stays on the counter and each child rinses his or her cup and returns it here after each use. At the end of the day, they are put in the dishwasher.
No more drinking problems!
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