Dudes and their Socks

Ladies, please be honest with me. Is it just my husband who leaves his socks everywhere?

I mean everywhere except the hamper that is. I find them on the couch, under the couch, on the stairs, on the basement floor, and my personal favorite… just inches away from the hamper.

Is this a predominantly guy thing? I don’t mean to generalize here, as I’m sure there are plenty of men who understand that socks live on your feet, in the sock drawer, or in your hamper. And lot’s of women who don’t. But if you co-habitate with one of these sock abiding dudes, can you please ask him to call my husband and teach him his ways? Seriously. I’ll text you his number.

Because for some strange reason my husband, who is a smart, capable, and athletic man, CAN’T SEEM TO GET HIS SOCKS INTO THE  FREAKING HAMPER!

Don’t believe me? 

Yes, last week I took pictures.

Let’s unpack this, shall we?

The hamper is in plain site next to his dresser, indicating that my husband knows it exists. There are a few things inside the hamper, so clearly he knows what it’s meant for. And the socks on the floor are near the hamper, proving that there was an attempt to get them in there. 

And yet…


There they are, on the floor, where they will remain until I either put them in the hamper or the laundry gets done.

When I’ve asked my husband why he can’t seem to get the socks in the basket, instead of claiming laziness, or poor dunking skills, he simply tells me he’s never really noticed. And you know what? I believe him.

For those socks end up in there eventually, and they get washed, and they get dried, and they get put away. All by super mom and wife over here. Perhaps I should stop, teach him a lesson or force him to change (which after 12 years, I know he won’t). Or I can continue to take pictures because at the end of the day, this innocent (albeit confusing and frustrating quality of my husband) makes me laugh. Plus he’s pretty great with all the important stuff, so aside from embarrassing him on my blog, I let it go.

Because if there’s one lesson I’ve learned as a parent with young kids, is that your relationship with your partner drastically changes. And when you’re overtired and overwhelmed it’s so easy and normal to get angry over the trivial things…and you better believe it, I do! But at the end of the day, it’s sometimes better for everyone to choose laughter over anger. Life is too short and there are too many bigger problems in the world to get upset over the placement of your loved ones dirty socks.

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