Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Sock Monster

If your family is anything like mine, you have a sock monster in your midst.  You know, the one that eats one out of every pair of socks that goes through the laundry.  Our sock monster is especially aggressive.  He sometimes eats whole pairs, not just one sock!  Every so often (about once a week) we go through all of our socks in hopes of finding some that match.  But today, we caught a glimpse of the elusive sock monster himself.  You will have to let me know if you have any sightings!

Pretty scary huh!


  1. LOL, I had no idea just how cute the sock monster is.

    When I used to do the laundry at the local laundromat, socks would always go missing. I finally learned to use safety pins to pin the pairs together before throwing them into the washing machine. Since I got my own washer and dryer, I have had no problems with the sock monster - apparently the lint screen keeps him satisfied now. If I had known how cute the sock monster is, I might have been less resentful of those missing socks.

    NoCal Gal

  2. Awww. Child rearing is so blessed. Jennifer

  3. NOw that is just WAY too cute!

  4. Very cute!

    Growing up my family had a "sock basket" that lived on top of the dryer. Any clean sock without an easily located match was tossed in there. The solution served multiple purposes. The holes in the basket made it easier to spot a lone match when you're pulling clothes out of the dryer. The single location prevented the problem of finding the twin sock but misplacing the first.

    The socks came in handy when anyone suddenly ran out of clean socks and were desperate enough to go with mismatched ones. Since our washing machine was in the basement, if I happened to be there and my feet were cold it was much more convenient to grab two socks from the basket than to go to my room to retrieve a proper pair.

    And finally, once a year or so someone who had the urge would spread the socks all over the place and match up the pairs that had made their way to the basket together. It was like those matching games except much more satisfying. :)