Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Endless Task of Matching Socks

 Or not.

(I've noticed I'm we're not alone on this.)


Pregnantly Plump said...

Oh I HATE matching socks! And I've noticed lots of kids wearing mismatched ones here, too. I think it's in style!

Anonymous said...

Yes, you are not alone...
...and is our current system:
I wash their socks and let the kids hang them up in pairs. (we don't have a dryer)
It is just seven pairs each week per person, but would be at least 84 single socks to hang for me - which I refuse to do.
Then I take the dried and already matched socks down and fold them in pairs. If there are any sinlge socks, they just go in the socks basket. My youngest one is often too lazy to find matching socks, so he enjoyes the mixed style almost every day.
This was our old system:
I hung all the socks and took them down, they went in a basket which looked pretty much like yours. I called all the kids, dumped the basket on the floor and then it was ready, set - go: find as many matching socks as you can and be the winner.
HABA produces a game called 'Socken Zocken', but we played the REAL thing!
Side note: I wish there was still the Maus-video available about how socks disappear in the had it in a blog a few years ago.

Ann Wyse said...

I agree, it might be in style! Convenient! ;-)

I think the sock lost in the washing machine Maus episode is still available (somewhere) as a podcast. I noticed one of the kids watching it the other day. I'll see if I can track down how/where they found it.

Jennifer said...

While doing laundry, I match up the socks like a good OCD mama. THEN, my boys purposely unfold them to wear mismatched socks. What?!?

Ann Wyse said...

OMG! Unbelievable! ;-)

Ann Wyse said...

Here's the Maus episode that shows how socks ARE actually lost in the washing machine: