Hitting the BottlePosted: July 2, 2013
From time to time, I like to hit the bottle. Oh goodness, I don’t think that came out right. What I meant to say is that I like to play with empty water bottle toys. Although Hedgehog and Cow and a few of my other stuffed squeaky toys do occasionally have to be admitted to Squeaky Toy Hospital, I am generally pretty kind to stuffed toys. Empty water bottle toys are another story entirely. I just cannot get enough of that crunching plastic sound. I will chew and chew and chew and then–sometimes in a matter of minutes–that cute little outside covering is in tatters. Yes, I have ripped the tails from empty water bottle squirrels and removed the cute little noses from empty water bottle puppies. I just cannot help myself. My mommy decided that buying those cute little covers was a complete waste of money, but she didn’t want to deny me the tremendous joy that is the empty water bottle crunch.
So my mommy hit upon this brilliant idea: Why not take those empty water bottles, shove them into a couple of tube socks, tie some knots on the ends, and let me have my fun?
The tube socks and the poor empty water bottles inside of them don’t last any longer than those cute little covers she used to buy at the store . . .
. . . but Mommy sure feels a whole lot better about watching me destroy this far less expensive homemade version . . . and I get to hit the bottle a whole lot more often. Now everyone’s happy!