From Now On, I Buy Black Ones

I know, this is disgusting.

This week I came home from work and found the Maker playing driveway basketball with several of his friends. In his socks. Again.

I keep telling him, Dude, you need some thicker socks. Like, ones with some kind of cushiony, tough sole to them. If they were heavier, you could tie them onto your feet. Oh, wait! I tell him, smacking my head. That would be shoes! Dawg, I’m brilliant.

He laughs, and then runs into the woods to empty the compost for me, in his sock feet.

So today I took him to Shoe Show and bought him black socks. I figure they’ll wear out at precisely the same rate, but they won’t look so filthy.

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4 Responses to From Now On, I Buy Black Ones

  1. Jeanne April 10, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    I hate shoes. I would be barefoot or in socks all the time if I could get away with it. I completely sympathize, and think that your conventional American notions of clean are just puritanical. 🙂

    I just buy cheap socks and consider it just part of what it takes to support my mental health. Of course, I do my own laundry too, which might be a strategy to help him think about it.

  2. Sine Botchen April 10, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    Black socks. Perzactly. Works for underwear too.

  3. Lisa Creech Bledsoe April 11, 2010 at 2:44 pm #

    Jeanne, what’s weird is that he doesn’t actually want to be barefoot, he just doesn’t have time for shoes, velcro closures notwithstanding. And I’m like you, buying new ones is simply part of the baseline. I just never had the black sock idea until now.

    SB, I’m shocked and appalled. That I didn’t think of this as well, is what I mean. 🙂

  4. Eric April 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm #

    Get the boy a set of Five Fingers!

    I love mine.

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