Baby Forsakes Toys, Ravages Sock

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Another victim to add to the pile.

My soon to be 9-month-old daughter has been ripping off her socks pretty much since we started putting them on her. We strap them on and she goes right to work on her various sock removal strategies.

Maddie is most adept at teaching those socks who the boss in their relationship. If she were an NFL player, she would be flagged every single day for excessive celebration. Every time she tears or peels off one of her socks, she goes wild with delight.

It’s even worse when she is in a bad mood because she would be penalized for “taunting.” She gets a smug look of satisfaction on her grill and holds the sock out at you so that you may gape in awe at her handiwork.

There have documented instances where a sock actually flew out of the stroller and over the driver’s head. I have a long sordid history of snatching her sock off the ground and stuffing it into my pocket.

When we walk into the house, my wife often says it looks like Maddie lost a sock. I always dig into my pocket and pull out the offending item that made its unsuccessful bid for freedom.

Now Maddie has taken her sock abuse to the next level. No matter how many toys she decides to surround herself with, she can’t stop thinking about the socks that must be suffocating her poor innocent feet.

Maddie grabs the villainous foot and starts tugging on the sock – stretching it to the very limits of its construction. Once the sock pops off, she has two plans to choose from. One trick is to wrap it around her forehead like Mr. Miyagi did for Ralph Macchio. The other trick is to pull it taut and stuff it into her mouth.

Either demonstration is really quite the spectacle to behold. But there are few things more satisfying than watching your adorable baby daughter teach a combative sock a thing or two.

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3 thoughts on “Baby Forsakes Toys, Ravages Sock

    momshieb said:
    April 19, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Sweet! I love that you love how adorable the sock attacks are. You sound like a great Dad!

    averagechildhood said:
    April 19, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Free the socks!!! I’m going to start an anti-cruelty to socks campaign…
    Aaaahhhh, who am I kidding? It wouldn’t be too much torture to be goobered on by that little cutie…

      stayhomepapa1 responded:
      April 22, 2012 at 11:32 pm

      I think the anti-cruelty sock campaign has legs – my little angel must be stopped!!

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