The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

August 13, 2007

SOCK IT TO ME

GOOFY SON PIC NO. 1

NO. 2

NO. 3

NO. 4 OF MANY MORE

FOUND TODAY, IN MY CAR:
ONE STINKY, BLACK SON SOCK

NOT TWO, ONE.


My mom always said when I was growing up and (possibly) doing the same kinds of things that I'd forget my head if it wasn't sewn on to my body.


He forgets his keys. He forgets his watch. He forgets what I told him five minutes ago. He forgets everything. Male memory is a very selective thing.
BUT HOW DID HE LEAVE BEHIND ONE SOCK IN MY CAR?



20 comments:

  1. I had a mate who lost his shirt, came home after a big night... STill wearing his jumper, however his shirt was missing! he had no recollection of taking it off.

    One sock is a similar achievement. Did he hop as he left the car?

    Do males ever get any better? What is it about the y chromosome that allows us to remember endless stats, football,trivia, soccer, historical; yet aniversaries, the location of the car keys, where we parked seems to disapear from the grey matter within moments.

    Aidan

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  2. You know I'm missing one black sock. Maybe this isn't his fault or doing... maybe it's the socks!

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  3. I expect he took it off.

    :o)

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  4. Aidan:

    I don't know what a jumper is, but no, my son didn't hop as he left the car.

    As far as the why? chromosome, it's just the way we're wired. You remember my posts about the tiny male brain which is dominated by sex, don't you?

    And I, personally, never forget where I've parked. In my experience, that's a girl thing.

    Anna:

    Maybe it IS the socks!

    Ziggi:

    Witches are so wicked! Of course he took it off! But did he keep the other one on? And why?

    I suspect now that this sock fell out of the bag of clothing he brings over when he's with me.

    :-)

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  5. he looks like the harry porter boy!

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  6. Ghost Particle:

    Did you mean a Harry Potter Boy or a Hairy Porter Boy?

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  7. my mom used to say the same thing about me and my sisters. i'd say it's a teenager thing but the hubby is the same.

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  8. He was going to make a sock puppet.

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  9. Perhaps the same way girls used to lose gloves in cars. And I don't think a father really wants any further explanation.

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  10. Menchie:

    So are you saying boys never really grow into men? :-)

    MJ:

    Right, that would be it! Ha Ha Ha!

    Dinahmow:

    Brilliant! So that's why I kept finding those gloves in the back seat all the time...

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  11. It might turn out to be one of the great unsolved mysteries of all time, WW. If you ever figure it out, please be sure to let us know.

    I, for one, think it probably got sucked into the great vacuum of space through a wormhole.

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  12. Hm, if this is a non-smelling sock the subject of your post is already more decent :-) (I'll be back to read about the ant)

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  13. Laurie:

    Are you kidding? When I ask him, HE won't have a clue! And I'll understand completely :-)

    You might be right about the great vacuum of space. It's probably in orbit somewhere in the Orion system.

    Hildegarde:

    How many socks worn by males DON'T smell? And already more decent than what?

    I love toilet humour. It grounds me. :-)

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  14. jumper.... kind of like a cardigan, a pull over?

    not sure what you were up there....

    I am notorious for forgeting parking...

    aidan

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  15. Aidan:

    Gotcha now, a cardigan for a jumper...that's what we (or I) would call a sweater in Canada.

    Believe me, we NEED sweaters up here to live through January and February...which are coming way too soon...

    No offence to you or to girlies about parking, by the way...it's just not a thing I've usually done, although I've done plenty more stupid things...

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  16. As you are not doing too bad bashing up males, I will desist from reinforcing it.

    Your son must like wearing only one sock.

    Did you ask him how did he manage to leave one sock? May be you should.

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  17. Gautami:

    Who said I was bashing males? I'm just statin' the facts, Ma'am. It doesn't make us any less dynamic or coveted by females (**Runs away**)

    I will have a chance to confront my absurd male offspring this evening, at which time I expect him to respond:

    "Uh...uh...uh...I dunno. when's supper, Dad?"

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  18. mwaaaaaaahahahahahaaaa..... teenage boys really do do strange things!!

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  19. That sock was teleported there from your dryer, which is obviously on the fritz.

    Every 13th sock is destined to disintegrate into lint. This is a Universal Law just like Gravity or the Diminishing Marginal Returns thingamabob.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much,
    but you definitely need to get that sock back in the dryer so that it can fulfill it's destiny and become lint.

    Why? Because the combined weight of all of the lint on Earth is the precise, self-correcting, counterbalancing component that prevents the Earth from spinning off into deep space. You just don't want to frick around with that sort of thing.

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  20. Angel:

    No...ya think? Having one yourself, I know you get it...but you do everything for him anyway, right? :-)

    Humility Encapsulated:

    Absolutely fascinating theorizing and in the absence of any other explanation, I'll take it.

    We're all just pieces of lint (or was it dust in the wind?) anyway, aren't we?

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