From the very first time I picked up a pen and put it to paper I knew it was meant to be. Then God blessed me with hilarious children, an entertaining husband, and gave me a quick witted sense of humor. Bam. Blog.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Fixing the Mismatched Socks Problem for Mommies Everywhere!
"I HAVE A DREAM! That one day, all socks will have pairs, the all tootsies will stay warm, and all mommies will keep their sanity!" *cough* (Thanks for letting me borrow that one a bit, Mr. King!)
I was just
talking about the stress and anxiety of mismatched socks with a friend, and a lightbulb struck and I said.. "BLOG!" so here we are.
I'm going to share a trick that I started doing about four or five months ago that
saved my mornings! No more pretending that it's warm enough for flip flops and frost bite doesn't apply to toes or feet. No more desperate searches in the mornings and no more anxiety induced breathing, I found a solution!!
I went to Walmart, and bought the
equivalent of a bag and a half of socks per person in the family. (i.e.
Hubby and I are sharing socks. 3 bags. Hunter and Hayden are sharing
socks, 3 bags.)
I made sure that the socks are EXACTLY the same, and
are plain white with nothing special or different about any of them.
(Actually examine the package and make sure before you buy them.)
Hubbs and I are semi close to the same size, in the same ballpark anyway, and I like thick socks, so we can share.
The boys are also in the same ballpark and can share. (You can do this
for boys and girls together, plain white socks, it doesn't matter who's
feet they're on.)
Now here's the hard part. THROW AWAY ALL OTHER
SOCKS! Even if they have matches! Throw them away, bring them to a
thrift store, or turn them into a quilt! DO NOT KEEP THEM!
laundry time, sorting, matching, and finding socks to wear will be
effortless! AND Getting the kids ready for school in the morning? No
problem! Never have to hunt for socks again!
Tada! Socks for you! Socks for me! Socks for everybody!!