It is possible that this only happens to me:
Scene: park/ballgame/day camp/pool/beach/hiking trail/race/friends house/front yard/kitchen….you know only a few times has this happened…..one of my children….all of whom I love and I am sure have asked this equally, has a very nice cold sweaty water bottle, and they very nicely ask “momma can you hole this?”…me (=sucker): sure. Guess who ends up holding 4 water bottles like Alice the camel…she now has 4 humps.
Scene: 2 minutes before we HAVE to leave for a ballgame/birthday party/day camp/play date/appointment….one of my children….all of whom I love….is digging in the drawer that could be named plastic pit of despair for a water bottle AND matching top and looks up and says “Momma can you help me make a water bottle?” Me: Sure. Of course it is important to stay hydrated, that is why we have 26 water bottles and 24 tops….its like the hydration jigsaw puzzle…takes patience and time.
We have as many water bottles that we have gotten from fundraisers and races and camps as we have reusable shopping bags. Both we have been politely refusing for awhile now, we just do not need anymore and I can’t be alone in wondering how helpful these are to the earth in the reducing part of the 3 R’s when they are being mass produced for so many events.
Back to my point.
I have a water bottle, it is a Klean Kanteen, I LOVE it, and it has a sling, I can wear it….no hands!
So this year for each child and the hubby I ordered a Klean Kanteen water bottle and sling, it is now the ONLY water bottle they have….big responsibility, however as I write this, no one has lots any parts at all, and the pit of plastic despair is packed up to be donated.
These were their end of school/welcome to summer gifts and they were all really excited to have a bottle like mine…Yeah!
I had to tie Avalons’ straps up a little, but her and hubby both modeled them:
I bought all of the kids the 27 ounce size, and Jon and I have the 40 oz. size.
Long ago, I bought a handful of peel and stick patches from Old Navy for 97 cents a piece, I just LOVE when I find things at this price point, does any one else find these great deals? I have found less of these deals lately.
Anyway, they fit perfectly onto the canteen “sling”!! I wasn’t sure about the pink skull/poison looking patch, but maybe no one will want to take it?!?
Viola! reusable, wearable, carryable, hands free and cute, I still need a patch for Solomon, I think he will find one on our road trip this summer.!! And for Jon and I, should have a patch too tight ?!? Maybe I should put a camel on mine..no wait I am no longer the water bottle camel!
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