March 19, 2012

Funny Childhood Memories - Socks

"A stack of socks.  They better hope that none
of them have any holes."
Yesterday my family and I were hurriedly getting ready to go outside.  We’ve enjoyed the weather outside lately, like really.  As I was instructing my  kids to get shoes and coats on I looked down at my sock and saw a small hole in it.  In that moment I was flooded with a funny memory from my childhood.  I generally regard my memory to be of poor quality, but in reality I have these flashback moments from time-to-time.  I just need to write about them when I do.

The memory that I was reminded of, from the hole in my sock, was of something my mom would do when we were kids.  To this day I have no idea why she did this.  But, anytime we had a hole in our socks my mom would morph into the Incredible Hulk (Or pre-hair cut Samson) and would rip our sock in half, starting from the hole.  With no explanation.  This happened often to the point when I would unconsciously do it as well, without reason, just because that’s what you do with socks that have holes.  Like I said, I don’t know why she did this, but I do know that if there where such a thing as P.E.T.S. (People for the Ethical Treatment of Socks) they would be enraged with her. 

My brother and I still talk about how our mom would do this and it makes me smile to think about it.  It’s funny the things we remember; thank you mom for your craziness.  

If you got two minutes I wrote some more funny, cute, and embarrassing stories recently.

And I just realized that this post was #44 on my list of 101 ideas to blog about.

What funny memories do you have?

much love,
the petersons


  1. My guess would be that she ripped them so that you or whatever other child would not wear the "holey" socks anymore. I have done this sometimes too. It ensures that the socks go in the trash and don't continue getting worn. Plus it is very gratifying somehow :) I relate!

    1. HAHA! Yeah, it is very gratifying! And I will continue the tradition for my kids too! Thanks Holly for stopping by! -Matt