Thursday, November 19, 2009

On the subject of socks

So you may or may not know, that I have a 1 1/2 yr old and a 3 yo girls. This morning I was trying (at risk of inciting major 3 yo breakdown) to find a particular butterfly sock that was requested, found one, the other remains MIA. Cue Preschooler meltdown . . .
There are butterfly socks, flower socks, stripey socks, heart socks, even knee socks with sparkly pink hearts, and the occasional plain white sock (usually relegated to the 1 1/2 yo since she does not yet care about the power of sock fashion). When I imagined what my life would be, I did not account for the amount of time I would spend sorting little socks and wondering where in the world the matching one went.
I think this task is only beat out by the fun of trying to find matching tupperware lids for the bottoms that attack me everytime I open the cupboard.
As a serious slacker mom, I happen to think that matching socks is highly overrated . . .my 3yo apparently does not share this approach.
So this morning since the desired socks could not be found, she went to daycare sock-less . . .in Michigan, in November. (and before you call child services on me, I did leave a pair there for her, they even match).


rufus said...

Ruby has decided she no longer wears matching socks - it makes my life SO MUCH easier.

Mary(Little Brown Bird/All Up In My Kitchen) said...

I don't have kids, so I don't experience that particular type of meltdown. I have my own meltdowns to worry about...why can't I find my favorite wine glass...that sort of thing. But my sister uses the trick of safety pinning the socks together as soon as they come off the feet to go into the hamper. That way if you lose them both, hopefully your lil' tot will forget they ever existed.

Michele said...

Haha, Had two young ones like that also. My oldest used to carry a dress everywhere she went to change into it, today they are two confident and hard working young ladies and study hard in college to fulifull their dreams.

Made By Tammy said...

*giggle* I've been there and I am still there!