Friday, 22 August 2014

I have never been so happy about a second hand pair of socks (or the day I almost cried when I was given a pair of second hand socks)

I could write a book about the little things that we as moms stress over. The things that seemed HUGE at the time but may not have been. The ones that send us into a frenzy of panic and searching. This morning was a classic.

So A last played a hockey match before the swim camp two weeks ago. After the hockey I took her hockey clothes with me (in my hands not a bag) to the car and we left. Pan on one week and on Monday I saw that there was only on hockey sock in her drawer. I immediately knew I had only myself and possible the Bermuda triangle for socks to blame for this one and not a 9 year old. (I have on a sideline totally reached my capacity for lost things at school this year. Grade 1 is always tough - they are bound to loose things. We are one school jersey down - the rest we found after a lot of time and effort). So I knew that it will cost me a new pair of socks this morning.

I sent A to the school's own supply shop and none to be found. I then drove to the retail supplier but nothing but the tiniest socks that I am sure a 3 year old will not fit into, never mind a very tall 9 year old. So I though I will try the school shop again - maybe she has bigger/smaller sizes? But nothing! Not a sock to be found. At this stage I phoned home and asked our helper to literally take the house apart in the hope of finding the missing sock. I had thoughts as to who stopped playing hockey or who had many kids and may have a spare pair to borrow....and then the lady that runs the school's shop said, "Wait a minute" and started digging in a plastic bag behind the counter. And produce a rather run down but perfectly legal pair of hockey socks!I was close to tears. Turns out a family that moved donated clothes to the clothes bank but the shop have not had the time to send it over.

So today I almost cried when I got that second hand pair of socks. And realised once again that maybe I bring this upon myself? Should have carried that clothes in a bag? Should have gone to the shop on Monday? Alas, if I went on Monday I would not have came home with new socks and still not have had that pair of second hand socks.

11 comments:

  1. :) this made me smile!

    If they don't have the official socks, can they wear any socks?

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    1. Nope - you are representing your school so you should be in full school gear for whichever sport you are doing

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  2. We do stress about strange things but it's ok you're a mom! And I can see you're really trying to do your best!!

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  3. What is it about socks? The bane of my life!

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  4. lol for the Bermuda triangle bit! Happens to the best of us :-)

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  5. I had to laugh at the Bermuda triangle of missing socks. Kobus says he us convinced that the lint in the tumble drier is made up of disintegrated socks :-P

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  6. I laughed at this post but I'm glad you found a solution , imagine having to tell A she can't play because of a sock!

    And Lynette's comment made me LOL

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  7. Gosh! This sounds so familiar.

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    1. I knew you would understand Laura

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  8. The little things... That means so much! Glad you found a pair!

    We are also always checking the school bag for missing clothes, and digging through that piles of clothes at school. Never ending!

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