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Thank Goodness His Feet Don't Smell

In theory, I've known that babies like to pull of their socks. The Pumpkin did pull of her socks sometimes. But the Pookie? That baby is CONSTANTLY pulling off his socks! I can't count the number of times in a day when I, Londo and/or the nanny put those socks back on his feet--just to watch him reach for them and pull them right back off.

It's comical, how often he does it. Lying down, sitting up, nursing, playing with toys, even sometimes being held--that boy grabs hold of the toes of the socks and yanks those suckers right off.

I probably wouldn't care so much, except it's winter and we keep the heat down in our house. When he doesn't have socks on, his feet get cold. And we can't have that. What would the grandmas say? I would certainly be blacklisted from the Good Mothers Club. So we put those socks back on his feet most of the time every single time.

Once his socks are off his feet, there are a few things he does, like try to stick his feet in his mouth or just grab his feet and start to roll like a turtle on his back. But my favorite thing he does is pull a sock off and then stick it right into his mouth. Apparently he thinks I told him to stick a sock in it. hehe. It's a good thing I wash his socks occasionally all the time.

I know what the solution is. The sleepers with feet attached. No need for socks when those are on, since they cover from neck to toes. We do have a few of those, including one with monkeys and one with frogs which both have the face of the animal on the feet--very cute. But what fun are those footed sleepers for him? He tries to yank the feet off, and he gets no where.

Besides, it drives Londo crazy to keep having to put on his socks. Because if I come in the room and Londo has the baby but his socks aren't on? I scowl and ask where his socks are, which makes Londo sigh and go searching for them both, because they are hardly ever both in the same place. When he's not looking, I snicker with the Pookie. I've got to have a little fun at my husband's expense somehow!


meggiemoo said…
Since baby socks are impossible to keep on, even when they aren't yanking them off, I like to use the Robeez soft shoes (or knock-offs from Target) in addition to the socks. An extra layer of warmth, too!
Becoming Mommy said…
i dunno. we STILL can't keep shoes and socks on the kid. Actually, we have problems with shirts and pants too.
BisBink said…
We kept the Main Man in sleeper for a good part of his first year. Besides the sock issue, it also kept his entire body warm. I couldn't stand having him in shirts and pants, with the shirt always riding up. Had to save my sanity where I could. ;)
Katie said…
I'm with MeggieMoo - I kept/keep the Infanta's socks on with Robeez.
songbird said…
For the most part, feet will only smell if put in shoes that don't breathe.
mom2boys said…
T takes his socks off, gives them a sniff, says "Ew, stinky!", throws them at me and giggles hysterically. :)
My fight is with covers. I simply can't sleep uncovered and he apparently can't sleep covered. He goes to bed uncovered, I check on him sleeping and cover him up, he invariably throws the covers off or worse gets tangled in them and gets mad and wakes himself up. I don't know why I can't just let go and accept that he needs to sleep uncovered. sigh.

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