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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Foto Story Friday #39 A Socking Story


Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

On Monday, there was no school, so Troy took Cody and Scott to help Grandpa get his new washer and dryer. Troy called to say that he would be going to the grocery store and then to K-mart was there anything else I needed. I asked him to please get Cody some new socks, as I was folding clothes and ALL of his were sporting huge holes in them. Troy said he wasn't going to buy him new socks because he doesn't tie his shoes... I told him he had to get him new socks even if he doesn't tie his shoes. I hate to tie mine and never do unless I'm out riding or playing volleyball, so what's the big deal? Anyway, because of the time and appointments, Troy brought the boys home and went to finish helping his dad. I took Em to the doctor for her foot .. she has a nasty plantars wart on the bottom of her foot causing her pain, the Doc froze it and we headed back home.(long story for another post.) While I was gone, Troy gave Cody permission to go hang out with his buddy until dinner time. When we got home, Troy said he'd bought Cody some socks and himself some too, since they were on sale. He got different styles so they wouldn't get them mixed up. (Cody's foot is one size smaller than Troy's.) I thought this was a wise idea and promptly put it out of my mind.
Cody arrived home and I said: "Cody, Dad bought you some new socks, I think they are on your bed."
He replied: "Cool," and ran down to get them.
I was ultra busy .... reading a book when he came back up saying: "Was Dad mad at me when he bought my socks?"
Me: "Umm yeah, he wasn't happy about having to buy you new socks, why?"
Cody: "Mommmmmmmm, look!"
This is what I saw when I pulled my eyes off the book! Now you may not find this nearly as entertaining as I did. Here's the thing, Cody likes the ankle socks and these were SO far from his likes that I could totally see how he would assume his father was ticked at him. But all I could do was LAUGH! I laughed so hard I cried, I couldn't even breath for a few minutes!
We had to get a few shots of just HOW long these puppies are!
Me: "Come on they can't be THAT bad, just try them on."
Cody: "I'm not sure they will even pull ALL the way up!"
Cody: "Mom, you've GOT to be kidding?! I don't really have to wear these, do I?"
Me: "Well, you've tried them on so, yes you're going to have to wear them."
Cody: "Oh yeah, I'm going to look AWESOME in gym class! These are going to look wonderful with shorts!"
He HAD to wear them yesterday..... and he had them bunched up at his ankles!
I'm still laughing :D

36 comments:

Wayne said...

lol, They gotta be the biggets socks I have ever seen. great story and great pictures

Indrani said...

Loooong socks! You could convince him to wear them. :) Good PSF for the week.

Michelle said...

Those are some seriously long socks. :)

Chris said...

Those aren't socks...they're tights.

Tell him that, I'm sure it'll make him feel better about it.

Lauren said...

Those are the longest socks I have ever seen! They are practically stockings!

Are You Serious! said...

♥ Too funny! My sister used to wear those and bunch them from mid calf down... :)

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

Dad's! Those really are some super loong socks! Great story!

Shellie said...

Those are huge! Funny story.

Maggie May said...

I just love this post.
Wonderful socks and a really brilliant lad with a good sense of humour!

Ryanne said...

I could see you in my minds eye just laughing at his pain. So funny sis! I personally love the long socks and intentionally buy them that way, did you tell him that his uncle Martin use to wear his socks that way with shorts, and no one could be blamed for that but him. Do you remember those socks of Martins? Maybe Troy was channeling the Martin of yester-years!

mommaof4wife2r said...

awesome!

Sharon said...

Thanks for the laugh! I didn't know they came that long! :)

lisaschaos said...

hilarious! I remember when knee socks were all I had. :) My dad would pull them down and tie them together and I would have a fit!

Planters warts hurt like heck! Hope her pain passes quickly!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Hahahahahaha.......I guess there is no way of convincing him that it is the latest fashion trend huh?

Keeley said...

Oh no! Poor Cody!!! =)

Keeley said...

Maybe he can darn his old ones? =) Darning is a valuable skill to learn. =)

Jennifer said...

I have to admit, I'm weird about socks, too. I like mine as short as possible. It doesn't help that I have tiny feet, too.

Susie said...

LOL!!! Oh thanks for that! Poor Cody! He just learned that parents are allowed to have their fun too!

Aunt Claudia said...

Great dad, especially when ankle socks are sorta "in" now (if my own granddaughter Cody's age is any indication...)!!! Guess you were "longing" to get your point across? How SOCKING!
Love and miss you all, Aunt Claudia

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

maybe if you wash them in hot water they will shrink?

Casey's trio said...

Ok, That's hilarious!

Cafe Mommy - said...

I've never seen sock so long in my entire life. These socks should be in the guiness book of records...I can just see you laughing...I would have laughed too! He looks like such a trooper while you were taking the pictures! LOL:*)

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Who knew they made socks that long? Rachel Kaye could make some seriously funny sock dollies out of those. I'll have to drop by Kmart this afternoon. ; )

rochelle said...

It seriously took me five minutes to stop laughing. How frustrating for Cody! And I love his comment about dad being mad at him. That's so classic. Thank you for the great laugh this morning.

imbeingheldhostage said...

You realize he'll be scarred for life ;->
Those are nearly thigh-highs. Think how warm he'll be in the cold months. LOVED this story, very fun PSF.

The Harris Family said...

OMG, those socks are HUGE!! Too funny. Love the post.

newlyweds said...

Great pictures, when I was a kid that was totally the style!

Momisodes said...

Oh geez! Poor thing. I am definitely an ankle socks kind of person, too.

At least his shins will be warm! ;)

Gail said...

I truly laughed outloud, those are the kind of socks from my day, I am telling my age. he he he.

Gina Carlin said...

What a fun memory those socks will make. It's great that you have them in pictures!!

Jenn Jilks said...

My goodness, 6 kids! Three were enough for me. Thanks for visiting my blog, as well as the compliment in my ice shards. I am trying to get in touch with my inner child, I anticipate a granddaughter's visit and I'm practicing.

The sock story is great.

Just Another SAHM said...

That is hilarious!! I do not believe I've ever seen such long socks before. ;)

Krystyn said...

That is too funny! He's rocking the 80s socks...get him a headband and some short shorts and he's good to go!

Run DMT said...

That is hysterical! Did he really wear them to gym?

Thanks for visiting my blog! :-)

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Hahaha! Where do you even find socks that long? In the giraffe section? :)

CC said...

Bwhahahaha! Reminds me of the book "The MItten"