So I watched lil' punky LEARN today right before my eyes. I have her a new sippy cup at lunch. I held it the first few times so she got some milk from it. Then I sat it down in front of her on the tray. She puts her arms out and opens her mouth trying to will the cup into it! I just kept watching because she soon realized that the cup would not get there on its own. She reached her hands down to the cup and helped herself to milk. SO COOL! I was so proud of course...like a mother lion watching her cup make its first kill. Well maybe first kill is a astretch, but seeing that independence grow is amazing and of course scary.