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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Holey Holy Moley

Yesterday I went shopping, y'all. Oh yes, I did. (Mom, you can pick yourself up off the floor now.) Mrs. R dragged me along to a few stores because A) we had some time to kill and B) I ratted myself out (why, oh why, did I DO that?!?!!), informing her that my sock drawer? It is pathetic. Like, I steal my husband's socks (and... shh... sometimes even his shoes) pathetic.

Although I prefer to avoid the word pathetic. I rather like to think of my socks as holey Holy.

Anyways, Mrs. R and I went sock shopping. Yes, I know... an absolutely thrilling way to spend a Wednesday afternoon. Our quest landed us in three different stores, where I purchased 20 - TWENTY! - pairs of socks for a grand total that exceeded $60.

(Can you believe I spent over $60 on SOCKS?!?!!)

(And can you believe that I am actually writing a post about it?)

But I have a point. A point about my new, non-holey socks. Mrs. R found some absolutely outrageous, fuzzy, hot pink socks that she declared a Must Buy. "The Tongginator will adore these, " she said. I told Mrs. R that the socks would be on my feet and, therefore, virtually unnoticeable, even by my three-foot-something Resident Expert of The Pink Patrol.

Oh, how wrong was I. I am sad to say that Mrs. R knows my daughter better than I do.

The Tongginator fell in LOVE with my new socks. She flipped over their delicious hot pink color. She caressed their fuzzy feel. She adored their smell. She felt SO crazy about them, in fact, that she continually rubbed her face all over them. Oh yes, she did.

(Did I happen to mention that I was wearing said socks at the time?)



(Because I totally was.)

(And if any of y'all were wondering about sensory-seeking smelling behaviors... this would be a good example of it. I mean, just in case you were wondering.)

35 comments:

Rhonda said...

So...perfect time for this post. Now, is the Tongginator going to knock on people's doors in a couple days and say "Trick or Treat, smell my (mom's) feet"?

Of course, if she does, you have first pick of the candy. I'm just saying...

Johnny said...

I lurve it when someone buys 20 socks at a time.

The Source said...

So now you have to buy several pairs of the pink fuzzy things and make them into a sweater for her! That child cracks me up!

American Family said...

Did you read the package? Were those socks aromatherapy socks? Because I bought two pairs very similar to that that said aroma therapy socks and I thought it was the weirdest thing ever.

For Xmas, L is getting a set of Elmo tickle hands because she LOVES fuzzy and vibrating things, not to mention wearing gloves. I am expecting to hate those gloves after the first day, but I know she will LOVE thime.

happygeek said...

Nothing, not even a little stink, can get between a girl and her pink.

Desiree' said...

That is too funny and yes, I am a sock stealing hole wearing sock offender to. BTW, my 4 YO has the same sensory issues. Didn't really know it till you posted but she does rub everything on her face...

Elouise82 said...

Holy fuzzy pink socks, Batman!

That's all :)

Aus said...

I'm afraid I have nothing nearly as witty as other commenters today - except that those socks look particularly kewl!!

hugs - aus and co.

autumnesf said...

OK - $60 on socks? I think my heart stopped.

I just visited a friend and the three of them were sharing mismatched socks. That was a little too much for me. She bought a pack because it was past time...and I threw in another as a gift lol!

Love the face rubbing on the socks!!! That is so funny!

Dawn said...

Why is it so hard to spend the money for socks??? I mean, they are necessary. I feel pretty much the same for all undergarments.

Love the pics - made me smile and chuckle outloud!

prechrswife said...

On another note, aren't those the most comfortable socks ever? I have a fuzzy yellow pair, which my jr. Tongginator likes to wear anytime she gets the chance. It is pretty comical.

bbmomof2boys said...

Ok - first of all....a post on socks??? and then spending 60 bucks on SOCKS??? Yeah...someone is reaching! jkg!

Great example of the sensory stuff too. Hopefully you had just put them on otherwise how could she adore the smell?

Hugs,
Carla

Holly said...

Welcome to the club. Every woman MUST have a pair of fuzzy socks. Yep. I think TM might need some in her stocking for Christmas.
Just sayin...

Dita said...

Oh, I LOVE IT.....I just KNEW she's go nuts all over them when I was reading this post. The pictures were PERFECT!

Looks like the "R" in Mrs. R, stands for RIGHT!

Jboo said...

Sweet -- those socks look so cute and warm and cuddly -- no wonder she's loving them!

Janet

Laura L. said...

I'm glad Mrs. R.took you shopping for socks. Sounds like you needed some new ones. You must have the absolute best sock wardrobe now. Just think about all that footie comfort you'll be soaking up. :)
Enjoy!!

Annie said...

Too cute!!! I would have totally noticed them too. Wouldn't have rubbed my face on them but totally noticed them!! LOL!!

Bangs said...

Love it!! I have socks like that am often tempted to rub my face on them. I just can't seem to get my head that close to my toes. I'll work on it.

I hate spending money on socks and underwear, but the new, comfy items are always so worth it.

thegypsymama said...

These pics made my day!

Janet said...

The Tongginator doesn't just have sensory issues. She has OLFACTORY issues. EEEEEWWW!!!! LOL!

jen@odbt said...

Too funny - I hope those socks last a long time or maybe they'll get kidnapped and turned into puppets :)

Myrnie said...

*giggle* I'm wearing almost the same socks...enjoy your warm and toasty tootsies!

CC said...

I buy my underwear at Dollar Tree. And my socks? Don't replace them even when my students make fun of the wholes.

Bwhahahahaha! Was that TMI?

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

So stinkin' funny!!! I bought at least $50 in socks this week, at TARGET!!!!! So, I feel your pain. My kids love my fuzzy socks too! Closest thing I get to a foot massage. (oh, I wear my hubby's socks too....)

Aunt LoLo said...

You know...there's just something so perfect about the shape of the sole of the foot and the shape of the face. Both my babies loved it when I put their faces between their own feet.

mumma to many said...

Hi I love the fact T loved these! I think that was wise! I have 10 pairs of the same sort of socks and I still can't always find a pair that match! LOL!
Glad you got Pink ones too!
Hugs Ruth in NZ

La-La-Liene said...

Love the pink socks. If it were my daughter, she'd be pulling them off of my feet to put on hers. She loves socks.

I hate sock shopping because I have such a hard time finding socks I like without spending an arm & a leg. I only wear socks with tennis shoes and during the winter. I refuse to wear hose. And I'm a knee-high kind of gal. I like keeping my legs warm and it's so hard to find them.

Enjoy all your new socks!

Sharie said...

I have black trouser socks and white ankle socks and that's it!
I bought 3 new pair and DIED at the cost...ridiculous.

I can see the joy on Miss T's face in that last photo - GOTTA love it!

Norah said...

Do you have enough socks to last through all of eternity now? Or are you going back for more pink, fuzzy, delicious smelling socks?

Norah said...

Do you have enough socks to last through all of eternity now? Or are you going back for more pink, fuzzy, delicious smelling socks?

Jean said...

It was halloween and my socks kept slipping down into my shoes- doesn't that drive ya crazy! It was all could talk about and think about- I'm sure the other trick or treat mothers had a wonderful time with me- NOT! After that I went socks shopping too! It's a must ... at least every decade!

Love the pink socks! I think the tongginator may need her own pair! And please take a pic of her enjoying her pair!

Alece said...

my sock drawer is in bad shape, too. i keep thinking one of these days i need to buy more socks. seems like such a waste of a thing to spend money on though. like belts. i hate having to buy belts. anyway, i digress.

a couple years ago when i updated my undies (which are sadly ALSO in need of another update), i bought one pair of hot pink ones. ("one pair" = one undy, not two undies. so why do we say "pair"?? and is "undy" even a word??) sheesh - talk about digression...

so i have this one hot pink undy (still doesn't feel right, but i'm going with it...). i figured i'd wear them on days when i needed unexpected happiness. because i'm really not a hot pink kinda gal. and i'd quickly forget what i was wearing under what i was wearing... and when i went to pee they'd make me laugh.

it worked.

for the first while.

and then i stopped ever choosing to put them on. i didn't want to plan happiness into my day when i most needed happiness in my day. counter-intuitive i know. these days, they're still the last pair i wear when i'm desperate to do laundry and i have no other choice.

maybe soon i'll wear them on purpose again.

anyway. THAT was a very long comment.

discombobulated said...

Would have been fun to be there when she noticed them. Remember over the summer she had a thing about stinky feet and smelling feet?

a little leprechaun said...

Too funny!! I think I have seen those in kid sizes. What a great stocking stuffer!!!

Michelle said...

LOVE her reaction!!

Note to self: For future birthdays, socks are less expensive than stuffed animals.