I look forward to summer for many reasons. I believe snow is only useful for ambiance at Christmas time and the obligatory sledding trip. And maybe a little thing called water supply, but other than that, bring on the heat! So it is with great joy I bring you the re-emergence of these:Bare feet! Flip Flops! Can you say Hallelujah? And before you get the idea that I am one of those strange people with a foot fetish--nope. The fact of the matter is that I am sooooo stinkin' tired of this:
We have a serious disorder at our house called Single Sock Syndrome, or SSS. At any given time of day in the winter, you will find socks discarded in various rooms of our house. The sock will be all alone--unattached to a foot or its mate. It is a very strange disease. How does it happen? Surely someone would have a cold foot? Or surely if someone took off one sock, they would take off the other in close proximity? I have studied this disease and interviewed my four subjects, who all claim to be stymied as well as to how the socks are leaving their feet one at a time and migrating all over the house. Granted, one of my subjects is not verbal, but she grunted some similar response. Here are some further examples of this epidemic:
This poor sock couldn't even make it up the stairs with its mate or owner!These socks are tricking you. You mistakenly assume they belong together since they are a foot apart (no pun intended-- unless of course, you actually find pun humor hilarious and wanted me to intend it). Unfortunately, they are not a match. They must have come together on their own because they were so lonely.
And this sock was found very close to the washing machine. Maybe it was trying in vain to jump in and join its dirty mate.
And lest you think SSS is gender specific, no, even Tinker Bell socks are not immune.
And because I am very tired of trying to solve the puzzle of SSS and very tired of picking socks up all over the house I am more than ready to deal with DSSFS. Or for you uneducated types out there, that would be Dirty Stinky Sandal Foot Syndrome.