You have no idea how many times people have commented on how my children do not wear matching socks! It’s usually the same people. Often times, however, it’s random people in the supermarket! They usually look at my children and talk baby talk to them, “you’re mom didn’t even put you in matching socks!” If wearing matching socks represented the successfullness (is successfullness a word?) of my motherhood then I would fail with a big fat F! Matching socks are a rare commodity in our home. I wish I had a reason as to where the socks go…ultimately I feel like there is a black hole in our dryer that sucks random socks away. Either way our socks don’t match. Sometimes we randomly find them in-between couch cushions, underneath the couch, in our bed in between the covers and stuck in-between the kid’s mattresses and bed/crib. I had one person suggest that I should spend the day hunting down all of the socks and matching them! Wow! What a great idea! Thankfully I am so incredibly lucky to have a 2 year old and a 6 month old who are so self sufficient that they would patiently wait for me to match every stinken sock in our home (notice the intense sarcasm). Moral of the story…spending time with my children is far more important than making sure that my children have matching socks on their feet. It’s always easier to just grab two clean socks from their sock drawers and thrown them on as opposed to searching high and low for a pair of matching socks JUST to appear like I have this whole motherhood thing under control. I don’t have motherhood under control…so why fight it! 🙂
I feel like there are far worse things than not having matching socks! My kids have clean diapers, are bathed, have clean clothes on (most of the time) and most importantly they have full stomachs (even if they sometimes disagree with that fact). I know I do a lot of things wrong as a mother. Some people who know me personally might be thinking “yeah she does.” But I feel like I do a lot of things right as a mother. No, my kids don’t have matching socks, but I take them to church every Sunday. No, my kid’s don’t have matching socks, but we read the scriptures to them every night. No, my kids don’t have matching sock, but we love them so unconditionally I can’t even describe my love with words.
I love my children so much and I don’t feel like them having matching socks should be the determining factor of me being a good mother. I see a lot of kids with matching socks. Kudos for you awesome mother! No, really, I don’t know how you do it! As for me …I am just proud of myself when the kids are even wearing socks!