"Evil will triumph if good men...and women do nothing."

my adaptation of a quote by Edmund Burke.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tadpoles' Socks!

My dear friend and I were talking the other day about life with 7 tadpoles. We started to discuss laundry...and the distaste we both had for doing it. And the discussion of SOCKS came up.

The turning inside-out of socks for washing, the sorting of socks, whose socks are whose...and so forth. I told her we have a fantastic new system for dealing with socks with such a variety of sizes and types. And NO, it does NOT mean throwing them away and starting over every day with a new pair. Although, that might have seemed easier!

We purchased nearly 4 dozen long skinny socks in every color/pattern available in 2 separate sizes...then some wool socks in one size for the older tadpoles...then white crew socks for the younger tadpoles. Then...we dumped everything into an 18qt container and placed it in a convenient location for all of them to get to. Now...when we (read "I" here) wash and dry socks...I just have to sort mine and Dad's out...and the rest get thrown in the sock tub! Easy Peasy!

When the tadpoles need socks...they grab 2 from the tub and go. No more wasted time sorting socks. Even the boys have been known to wear one pink sock and one brown. For now...it is working. And I have time for other things in my day. Who wants to spend 2 hours a day sorting someone else's laundry anyways?!

Look at all these feet. And yep...mismatched socks. But, you know what...their feet are dry and they are happy.
Just so you understand how many socks I was dealing with...imagine 2 full loads of laundry a week dedicated to socks! Now you understand why this new system has simplified my life!!
I am happy now too.  ;0)


  1. Hooray for the sock bin! Fabulous looking feet!!! You Rock Momma.

  2. Just look it at this way...when they have two different socks on they have another pair just like it in the tub. That's what Gene use to tell people when they asked him why he had two different socks on.... his answer was "I don't, I just have another pair just like them in the drawer waiting for tomorrow."