Putting on socks for some children can frequently be a challenging experience, and for parents dealing with this situation, one of the most misunderstood frustrations of all times.

“Ow – no – they don’t feel right – stop – it’s twisted – it’s too tight – it’s lumpy – it hurts”

Opposition overheard as a sensitive 3-year-old gets help with his/her socks?

Well …I wish I could say that, but …actually …I have to confess …that was me.

It’s true.

Now that my very dear husband has been needing to put on my socks these days, it seems I’ve turned into an overly sensitive three-year-old when it comes to that time of day.

At least I’m sure that’s what my husband thinks.

But to all those young children whose socks just never feel “perfect”, I totally get you!

And to all the parents (and one husband) who so patiently try to get it right, bear with us.

We’re truly not trying to be difficult.  We need you to just proceed slowly, no yanking or stuffing. Take some deep breaths before helping, remember which socks work best, and make sure the heart (I mean the heel) is in the right place.

And try to focus on our other most positive strengths, mine and the other sensitive, sock-challenged children in your lives, to get you through.

I know this won’t last forever.

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