Way back when, I read a post by Mom in Israel on mismatched socks. I couldn't find the exact post, so Mom, if you're reading this, send me the link and I'll post it.
In any case, the other day I noticed something about my kids feet, but it didn't quite register. Today I noticed the same thing:
That's right my kids no longer bother to wear matching socks anymore, if it's at all inconvenient. You see, I don't believe that I'm always losing socks to some weird sock fairy (not that there's anything wrong with that) or that they get sucked in by the washing machine. I know my kids take off their socks at night and then promptly shove them under the bed, behind it or into one of the 50,000 boxes of "tchatchkes" that pre-teen and teen kids seem to accumulate. I'm always on them to take off their socks and throw both of them into the hamper, but honestly, that is just not a priority to them.
But this is the perfect solution. I no longer have to care about missing matches. I know the socks are in their rooms somewhere and eventually (probably before Pesach) they'll turn up. And when they do, the kids will be able to wear them, with whatever match they please. (And as you see from the second picture, they really don't have to coordinate at all). I feel so liberated.
While I'm on the topic, you should check out Seraphic Secret's Friday Footwear Feature by Robert Avrech. Mr. Avrech provides excellent politcal analysis of our situation here in Israel, as well as of what's going on in America. But his fans really go back for this stuff.
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