You never considered the straw a candidate for a redesign.
But since your little sipper started slurping (and slopping) you realize the old-fashioned straw, in a word, sucks.
Keep spills and splatters to a minimum with Straw-lution, the mom-invented straw that goes in and doesn’t come out (really, we tried). Simply push it through the top of any cup and little hooks grab the underside, making it impossible to remove.
It also works with yogurt and applesauce (anything with a foil top), turning them into sippable, mess-free, portable snacks.
Best part: They’re reusable and dishwasher safe — so your money doesn’t go down the tubes.
Available online at strawlution.com, $5 per dozen.
The Velveteen Rabbit
What: The classic tale of a stuffed rabbit brought to life with dance.
Why: Shake your tail and hop to it.
When: Fri.-Dec. 12. Find times online.
Where: Novellus Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 700 Howard St., at 3rd St. (415-978-2787). Tickets online at ybca.org.
Holiday Rink in Union Square
What: Pack some turkey leftovers and take the family for a spin around the ice.
Why: Get it while it’s cold.
When: Thru Jan. 17. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m.
Where: 333 Post St., b/t Powell & Stockton Sts. (415-781-2688). Adults and kids 9 and older, $9-$9.50; kids 8 and under, $4.50-$5. Skate rental, $4.
Pole Dance Workshop
What: A two-hour intensive class ($40) that will have you slinking around and shimmying it off.
Why: Two words — pumpkin pie.
When: Sat., 2-4 p.m.
Where: CardioTone, 3813 24th St., at Church St. Reservations (required) online at cardio-tone.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Straw-lution