Mama Diaries

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

How to Put on a Sock

"Mama," my son called.  "Can you help me put on my sock?"

I was in the middle of teaching a violin lesson, and I most certainly didn't want to stop to put on one of his socks.  "Bubba, you are almost nine years old.  I think you can put on your own sock!"

"But Mama, I really can't!" he insisted.

My kind-hearted violin student went over to help my boy while I wrote in some fingerings on the music. "Um, Mrs. Ellis," the student said.  "I can't get the sock on either."

I put down my pencil and went to check out the situation.  "Do you mean to tell me a seventeen-year-old and a nine-year-old can't put a sock on?"

They nodded.  I stooped down to look at Bubba's sock.  He had only managed to get half of his foot in it.  I grabbed that thing and immediately noticed that Bubba was covered in sweat.  He couldn't pull the sock up because he was too sweaty.

"All right, Bubba," I said.  "Here's what we're going to do.  We're going to take the sock off.  Then We're going to scrunch it down so you can get your toes in at the tip.  Then we'll roll it over your sweaty little foot.  Got it?"

He nodded.

I performed the operation successfully.

"How did you do that, Mama?" he asked when I was done.

"I'm a mom.  And moms are experts and putting socks on sweaty little feet!"    

33 comments:

  1. LOL sweat can make it tricky, your skills are wide

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  2. Agreed! Moms are experts in everything, of course until the kids reach their teens, then all the sudden, we've had a lobotomy!

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    1. I think my daughter already thinks that!

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  3. How do little one's feet get so sweaty?!

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  4. Too funny! I love what Amy said!

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  5. Most funny, can always rely on a good chuckle when I visit you.

    Yvonne.

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  6. Haha! SuperMum Ellis to the rescue! :)

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  7. Moms are most definitely superhuman when they have a skill like that! ;)

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    1. Ha! Maybe you should write a comic about it. ;)

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  8. *LOL* It's a special mom superpower!

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    1. Yes, it is. I bet you have it, too!

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  9. I'm sure they learned just by watching you!

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  10. That's a lesson well learnt:-)

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  11. Good job, Sherry! We moms have to be problem solvers all the time. You saved the day.
    I nominated you for another award. Just couldn't resist. Please go to: www.dhdunne.blogspot.com to check it out.

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    1. Thanks, Deanie. I'll check out the award. I appreciate that you thought of me. One of these days I'll get around to posting them.

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  12. Oh yes! Moms have this skill. True. True. And many other mysterious skills. ;)

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  13. Mamas have to keep some things under cover!

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