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Washing socks: Sock Pixie, give my socks back and let the unicorns freeze!

Right, this is a bit of a ranting post, so be warned…even though washing socks is a fairly innocuous subject…but not when the sock pixie is involved.

However, this rant has to be said. And I know you agree with me. You really do.

Do you have a sock pixie in your house?  Our pixie takes our socks and never brings them back!

Sock pixies do exist

I am fed up with the socks in this house.

I put four pairs in the wash and I come out with four un-matching socks.

Where the hell do the others actually go?

I have taken this regular event to mean that there is irrefutable proof that sock pixies really and truly do exist. Perhaps they live next door to the tooth fairy? Perhaps they use these socks to create wonderfully intricate quilts which they then sell on to all the magical, mythical creatures down the road.

Maybe the unicorns use them to keep warm in their wonderfully, sparkly, glittery stables.

Whatever they do with them – THEY DON’T STAY IN MY HOUSE.

Let the unicorns freeze

My daughter and my son have a pile of odd socks on the top of their chest of drawers.

I have just counted them – there are SIX in each pile.

How does that actually happen?

Someone is stealing our socks.

So, to the little sock pixie that manages the shift in this part of the world, will you please give them back – Now. Just let the unicorns get cold, please.

It’s the kind of thing that can really push a mum over the edge.

Do you have a sock pixie? If you do, please tell us about him. Have you ever seen him? Is he indeed a him? Personally, I think he must be as only a bloke could be this annoying.

Photo courtesy of Microsoft Clipart.

Helen is a mum to two, social media consultant, and website editor; and this site is (we think) the only Social Enterprise parenting magazine! Since giving up being a business analyst when juggling travel, work and kids proved too complicated, she founded KiddyCharts so she could be with her kids, and use those grey cells at the same time. KiddyCharts has reach of over 1.1million across social and the site. The blog works with big family brands (including travel) to help promote their services, as well as offering free resources to parents of kids under 10. It gives 51%+ profits to Reverence for Life, who fund a number of important initiatives in Africa, including bringing running water and basic equipment to a school in Tanzania. Helen has worked as a digital marketing consultant (IDM qualified) with various organisations, including Channel Mum, Truprint, Talk to Mums, and Micro Scooters. She loves to be creative in the brand campaigns she works on. Get in touch TODAY!

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Thursday 2nd of July 2015

Ha! I know the feeling. Our sock pixie hides them inside the corners of duvet covers and behind beds. Maybe stockpiling them for the quilts you refer to. Wish I could blame the holes on the pixie, but I know that's down to the children running around outside in them. Ho hum! #brillblogposts

Dominique Simpson

Wednesday 1st of July 2015

We have a bag full of odd socks. I have now started putting all our socks in the bag then emptying the bag every few days. We seem to be reuniting these long lost couples more regularly now. xxx

Rob R

Wednesday 1st of July 2015

I lose so many socks I'm at the point where I'm just going to start wearing Crocs to work. But then I'd get fired and wouldn't have to worry about socks anyway so win-win.

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