Stumbling on the Unexpected
- What: Sock Surprise
- When: Living with kids
- Why: No one knows
- Where: At home
I’ve got three kids and have been parenting for almost ten years, yet sometimes even I get stumped by the little stuff. One evening last week I came across this sight.
You know you live with kids (who have been cooped up together too long) when you find a sock in cahoots with the electrical outlet. I have no idea what happened. I don’t think I could get my sock to land here even if I tried. And let’s be honest. Why on earth would I try to get my sock on an electrical outlet?
I can only assume my child got really excited, needed to go outside without socks (water play anyone?), and whipped her socks off with nary a regard for where they landed.
In case you’re wondering, after searching, I found the other sock roughly six feet away (closer to the door and shoe pile) waiting to slide for eternity – or at least the next all family clean up – underneath the sofa.
I’ve learned not to question these things. The sock eventually went away, I hope into the laundry basket. But if I find it anywhere else surprising, I’ll be sure to let you know.