What is the deal with socks? And stockings? And shoes?
Here's a typical day:
"Katrina, get some socks on your feet. It's cold."
"I don't have any."
"What do you mean you don't have any? I bought about a hundred last week."
"I don't know. I can't find any."
"Get back upstairs and find some socks. I know you have some."
Of course, I'm saying this as sweetly as Maria Von Traap - in fact, I'm singing it.
A few minutes later, she comes down with socks.
But, they don't match. This is because ONE time we were on our way to church and the same situation occurred. She had no matching socks and her sister had the last pair of stockings. Because it's winter and she was just wearing boots, I told her to get socks on and don't worry about them not matching as no one would see them anyway.
ONE time! That was all it took.
Don't ever do that. Now we're in this vicious downhill spiral. She wears unmatching socks because she can't find matching ones. So, when the match gets washed the other one is dirty. We've been out in public and I've seen her with one red sock and one yellow.
Fashion trending - it's what we're all about.
Then, we have Cassia. Girl who walks around with her big toe sticking out of her stocking. Very attractive. Being invited to a house where we need to take our shoes off - biggest fear of my life.
Tuesday night, all three of my girls were in a piano recital. Apparently, they had worn every pair of stockings in the house. One of my girls found a clean pair. Another wore a not so clean pair. My other one wore ankle socks with a dress she wore in a wedding a few years back. The dress was so long no one would ever know.
Until she sat on that piano bench with her back to us. The dress went up and those socks made a nasty appearance.
Did you know a 34 year old woman CAN crawl and stay underneath a folding chair?
At least, in one way or another, feet were covered. Except for my one daughter. She only had 1 shoe. I don't know how you can lose one shoe. A pair, maybe. But one? Don't they travel together? Recital night and one shoe.
Praise the Lord for the church family who lives across the street from the church with a daughter around my daughter's age. We picked up her shoes for the evening. OK, so they were a size too big.
Then there's the boys. Nine church services out of ten, they're wearing dark socks, but if you look closely...never mind, don't look closely. I'm humiliated enough. Especially after that one Wednesday night when another mom noticed that my 10 year old was wearing dress shoes with NO socks...
I do the laundry. Really. Nine people. Whites, colors, delicates, towels. Homeschooling. Three meals a day. Seven kids.
Forgive me for the mismatched, holey socks...or none, whatever the case may be. I'll get it together.
Tonight, I'm going to buy another hundred pair of socks. Then my kids will be presentable.
For at least five days.