Really, I hate kids socks...but that's only because I am a-O.K. with wearing a pair of socks two days in a row, which makes my need to find my own socks much less urgent. But every night around 10 p.m., I head to our basement (which is surprisingly, still a black hole, even after the clean up) to gather outfits for the kiddies to wear the next day.
FYI--if you're wondering why I go to the basement for our clothes, here it is. Our washing machine is down there. And there are SIX of us living here (4 of us being very, VERY messy). So you can imagine the piles of clothing that amass at warp speed. Then having to wash those piles, upon piles, upon piles of clothing. I'm tired, and we haven't even gotten to folding...which wouldn't be so bad, but then there's putting it all away. Which still wouldn't be so bad, IF one feisty three-year-old didn't insist on taking EVERY item out of her drawers and wearing them all during naptime. So, no more clothes upstairs. We just separate shirts and pants and place them all in bins assigned to each child. Kids socks all go into one big bin. When you have four kids, somethings got to give...for us, it's any sort of normal laundry system. And ironing...but frankly, we never did that when we were childless either.
So, every night, I head to the basement to gather outfits...it takes about 5 minutes total to pick the actual clothing out. It takes another 20 minutes to find socks that match. And that's where I want to skewer my eyes out with a very sharp object...that's how much I hate searching for tiny, white socks. We're not talking about color-coordinated socks to go with an outfit (I'm not really into that)...we are talking about your basic, generic white socks. Shouldn't be that hard, right?
Right. Except that I am probably staring at 20 loads of CLEAN laundry sitting in the basement, unsorted. And those kids socks get lost in the shuffle of sheets, towels and clothes. Or, I happen to burn through every set in the clean clothes pile...which means there are hundreds of them in the dirty clothes pile just waiting for me. The solution? Wash the clothes. Which then adds another 5-10 loads of laundry on top the the existing 20. That pile of laundry is about to grow a brain and take over the house, I'm sure of it. It's already smarter than me, and definitely bigger physically. If you don't hear from me in a few days, you know what happened.
Can someone just create a sock you wear all day and then eat for dinner?????? Totally practical, maybe a little gross, but I think I'm okay with that if it means I never have to search for another child's sock ever again!!!!!!!