So i quit buying bottled water awhile back since difficult child would take a few sips of one and then leave it around like trash and open another the next time he was thirsty. I bought a frig that has nice filtered water and ice dispensed out the front which is probably cheaper in the long run and better for the environment. Anyway, a few years later, I decided to have some around again for picnics, etc but told difficult child, "if i find half empty water bottles sitting around that will be the end of bottled water - this is to take with you when you go out skating, etc". Soooo this AM, a week or so later, there is a nearly full bottle in my bathroom, which I set in front of his bedroom door and and an empty one on the coffee table. I took the rest of the bottles and put them in my car. I'm not going to bring it up or discuss it - just straight cause and effect. I hope this is not overreacting but he's got to start following instructions like a normal person.