50 singelton socks......

4.09.2008

Sorry to have disappeared for a week or so. Sometimes life just gets the best of me and all I have the energy for is a bit of reading and not much typing. Tonight is my only night home this week and the absolute chaos that is my home was finally shouting at me to attend to it. Usually when things hit this point I am so overwhelmed that I spend most of my day just moving from room to room never really accomplishing anything.

While the girls were getting ready for bed I decided to dive into the one task that is easy enough to do while sitting down and always makes me feel a bit more organized. A bit of sock matching. I have a big basket in my room that I toss all the socks that come out of the laundry into. Usually I just rifle through the basket for a matching pair, shove the basket back in the closet and close the door. Every few months the basket starts to bug me and I decide to sort it all out. Easy right? Wash socks, put socks in basket, sort socks. Ummm, not so much. I dumped all the socks onto the bed and laid them all out looking for some easy gratification. Ya know what I found 1 matching pair and 50 singleton socks-50 singleton kids socks.



Seriously, what 2 children need 50 pairs of socks, let alone 50 mismatched pairs of socks? Dan came looked at the socks and said "Toss them all, not put them in a bag to wait for the mate or try to donate, recycle, freecycle, just toss them." Never gonna happen. Here's the thing, I never buy socks. Everytime I buy Annie socks they are too small or too big, they slide off her heal or stretch out to fast or just seem too cost way to much for socks, you know socks. This must be an after effect of 12 years of wearing a uniform. So, I know your thinking, if you don't buy socks then where did these all come from? That would be hand me downs. I get bags of gorgeous clothes with piles of socks from the best people in the world and I could never begin to express my graditude for all the loveliness those bags contain but I have one question for ya. How the hell do you keep all those pairs of socks together so that you have anything left to give me?

4 comments:

Tia said...

I do the same thing with socks. About 1x a month I try to match them. Once I have decided I will NEVER find the match, I cut the sock in half and toss them into the rag basket. Less waste makes me feel good. :)

Logi's mom said...

You're in style and don't even know it!!! Check out www.littlemissmatched.com
Logi loves mismatched socks...

Missy said...

So funny, I have that same sock problem and with 2 girls who are only here every other weekend. I keep wishing they would make both socks in the laundry at the same time. It's even better when I pull out the wash to find a packet of gum, old play cell phone, rocks or even better a chapstick or lip gloss. I have warned them that any money I find is mine now so wouldn't you know it, I never find money anymore, hehe......

A Kite Rises said...

A veritable army of sock puppets is jumping right out of that photo at me! Retrieve your lovely button jar, find some colourful darning thread, some bright wools (for hair).....ahhh, no more socks, just some new pals!