I ended my weekend feeling a bit offended by something my husband said to me in a very definite tone, “This only happens to you!” He was talking about the weekly orphaned sock count. Every week there’s a couple of socks lost during the wash. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THEY GO! I’VE LOOKED EVERYWHERE! I’ve even made up a story that explains to children where the other sock goes, but I’m not going into that right now…
I felt a bit offended by my husband’s affirmation because it doesn’t just happen to me, right?
If other’s weren’t losing socks…what would May 9th be? other than the day before Mother’s Day…it’s LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY
Or how about this…if it weren’t SUCH a common laundry mishap…
There’s even an 11 episode drama…yikes I couldn’t even deal with this Sunday’s Sock MIA drama…
I’ve decided to just stop searching. From now on I’m setting some DIRTY LAUNDRY RULES:
1. When taking off socks IMMEDIATELY put them in the hamper.
2. When putting dirty socks in the laundry basket fold the tops together. I’ll unfold when loading the washer. If my children were a bit older I’d have them use a safety pin to keep socks together. I won’t tie them together because children’s socks aren’t just sweaty, their muddy, they’ve got grass stains and if I tie them together I feel they won’t come out completely clean.
3. When loading washer with socks, COUNT THEM, be sure to get an EVEN number. If you get an ODD number, get the whole family looking, declare a sock MIA.
4. When loading the dryer have a RECOUNT, again be sure to get an EVEN number.
5. If after this there’s still an orphaned sock put it in the box labeled SOCKS MIA. Check the box each laundry day, hopefully it’ll be the day when YOU FIND YOUR SOCKS SOLEMATE…get it SOLEMATE-SOULMATE…sorry, couldn’t help it