Letting go of Socks

Much is happening in our family right now. While life feels like it stopped moving I have to figure out how to keep life moving along here at home. Last week I just wanted to escape. This week I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Summer is escaping me and I must get ready for school.

So today I started cleaning some of those “spots.” I have had some piles of laundry baskets that have been staring me down and that I have been ignoring. I know what I should do but I just kept feeling for the last 5 years that the other sock will just come back. That I will find that missing sock.

Today was the day. I have no idea where the other socks are. They are not coming back. They have created their own world. I had 3 laundry baskets of kids socks. I have been meaning to do this for months. Just throw them away and start over.


I know maybe extreme. But they are socks that have been sitting in laundry baskets taking up room. I had to make a change. Today I did that.


I gained three laundry baskets. I just threw the socks out. It feels good. Socks are on sale. Kids are wearing flip flops. Life will go on after socks.

But I can’t help but wonder, will the other socks wander back now?

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  1. I have a bin in my room full of unmatched socks. I have thrown some away in the past, maybe time to do it again, but not until after I go through it and find any matches stuffed in there. lol

    • mommahopper says:

      As I tossed if there were matches I did quickly take them out. But I did spend a lot of time on it. :)

  2. Good for you! I don’t know why socks have such a hold on us moms, but they do. Way to go !

    • mommahopper says:

      Thank you! They are just socks! I had to tell my self that. I get rid of clothing all the time!

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