Monday, December 27, 2010

The Case of the Missing Socks

If you don't know, there are 8 children in our home. It seems that on a regular basis, our youngest, Bashful is always claiming to be out of socks.  Now, please note that Monday is Bashful's laundry day.  What is a laundry day you ask?  It is an assigned day of the week where one of the dwarf's gets their laundry done.  Their clothing, bedsheets etc.  By assigning one day to each child we are able to cut our laundry bill by 1/3 and we are able to make sure that the clothing being laundered is really dirty.  (maybe your children are different than mine, but my kids are notorious for placing clean clothing in the laundry hamper because they don't want to put them away!) Shocking I know... but by assigning a day per child, I am able to concentrate on one child and what they wore over the past week. 

Okay - returning to Bashful.  No matter what day of the week it is Saturday or Tuesday - the boy never has clean socks - for about a month now he has been wearing mis match socks from the sock bin on the dryer where all the swinging singles go. 

Friday morning we are preparing for my husband's 86 year old grandmother to come for a visit.  I figured that Bashful's bed would be the easiest for her to get to and be the most comfortable for her.  So I ask the boys to strip the bed.  I go up to the room awhile later to remake the bed with fresh linens and as I move the bed out from the wall to get the comforter to lay nicely ( you know how older folks feel about those military corners) low and behold; to what should my wondering eye appear...

36 swinging single socks!!!

Really !! you just can't make this stuff up!

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