An Automatic Sock Matcher #25daysofwhatIwantforChristmas
by Gina Valley
I want an Automatic Sock Matcher for Christmas.
Nothing makes me feel my life slipping away quite as thoroughly as time spent matching socks. It makes cleaning out our refrigerator or waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles sound like fun.
I’ve tried to beat those shifty socks at their own game by purchasing packs of 12 identical pairs for my kids.
But, socks are a crafty lot.
I can throw all 12 identical pairs of socks into the washer, and by the time I pull them out of the dryer, they’ve become 19 completely different socks. They grow. They shrink. They change color and shape. Matching them is impossible, and I tend to go with the “Eh, close enough” system more often than the OCD in me wants to admit.
The only thing worse than matching socks myself is listening to my kids matching socks. They’re in training for the Olympic Whining & Bickering Team. Being assigned sock matching duty brings out their gold medal level skills in both areas.
Hopefully, the Automatic Sock Matcher will have an anti-bickering switch and volume control for kids.
After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year.
Laugh Out Loud!
What’s your sock status? Do you match them or does someone else have that joy in your family? Shoot me a comment. I’m looking forward to hearing what you have to say.
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