Yes that is right SOCKS! Socks can derail a perfectly going morning.
Why you ask?
They hide! They are like magic and disappear!
I have bought more darn socks. I would hate to add up just how much money I have spent on socks!
Oh sure I have bought a ton of socks but do the kids have any socks? NO!
Come to think of it I don't even have any socks... my daughters steal them...then POOF... gone! (To be fair I have also been known to steal their socks in an emergency)
In the morning they are nowhere to to be found, especially when someone is late for the bus!
Oh sure I wash socks, lots of them (6 kids=lots of socks!). There are tons of socks in Mt. Laundry. Socks make it into the washing machine no problem.
The problem is that socks aren't individuals they only work in pairs!
Ahhhh the pairs...
There is a huge bin of lonely socks looking for their soul mate but alas they are still lonely and single.
I have even gotten the kids to play match maker and have had mass sock sorting parties. The kids competing to see who can find the most pairs! (announcing a sock sorting party illicits loud groans just to warn you.)
But sigh...there are still lonely socks waiting and waiting for a match.
I even threw out a bin of lonely socks and started over fresh and bought all new pairs of socks...but guess what..
yep you guessed it..the lonely socks are back and the kids have none.
So today I am going on a sock hunt and hoping the wandering socks find their way back to their mate...
If not I am buying everyone sandals and forgetting about the socks until fall!