My eight-year old daughter (aka Baby X) shows up to the car after school the other day... sporting only one sock.
She: Right here. (holds up sock full of rocks and tied in a knot to close it up)
Me: Great... (rolling eyes)... is there some sort of plan that goes along with ruining a sock? I hope you are not planning on using that to hurt one of your brothers? (not out of the realm of possibilities... ever)
She: Ummm... I'm not sure yet what it is. Not a weapon. Not sure....
First of all, where did she find the rocks on the school's grounds? Secondly, didn't any yard teacher notice that she was making an inner-city weapon? The yard teachers at our school notice precious little, but that is a topic for a different day.
Thankfully, we visited a playground while waiting for Big G to have his piano lesson and there was a long piece of twine hanging from a tree! PERFECT!
Rock sock + twine hanging from tree = TetherSock!
Just need to make sure the game doesn't get too spirited... or dental work might be necessary.
And watch out for the eager-to-play-too toddler.