Saturday, August 23, 2008

Just Wondering

How do you convincingly explain to a boy that socks were not meant to be disposable?

4 comments:

kimj said...

I don't have any sage words of advice for you... I just feel your pain! The boys get mad when they don't have clean socks to wear... and that would be because THERE ARE NO SOCK TO WASH!!! They have all mysteriously disappeared!!

kssnflwr said...

Tell them that if they run out of socks they have to buy them with their own money. Then stick to it...but offer to drive them to the store to buy them.
I don't have that problem with Zach, but he is lazy. Last night before the dance he put on one red and one black sock. I thought that would be embarrassing, but he doesn't care. He's just too lazy to match his socks and put them away:)

Living on the Spit said...

Socks always do seem to be a problem in a household with boys! Then there is the sock thief that lives in the dryer! I might be a mean mother and buy each boy a brand new pack of socks, mark each toes with a different color of permanent marker, then each week, do an inventory. If each of the boys had the required amount of socks they get something and if not the prize gets reduced per pair missing. I would then make the guilty party buy replacement socks...might be a little complicated but it works...also, I roll every pair of socks into a military roll...these can be used to make an impromptu ball pit.

Jenny said...

Oh, ladies. Thanks for the comfort and advice! Wouldn't a count at the end of the week tell the story. Awareness is half the battle, right?