Put a Sock In It!


My husband and I have three children, the youngest of which is Claire, our nine-month-old baby. And as we have often discussed, it’s a good thing her older brother and sister were born first, otherwise she might’ve been an only child. Why? Because she is the wiggliest baby you’ve ever met! (According to my mother-in-law, she takes after my husband – an only child.)

Anyway, I had just finished giving her a bottle this evening, and she was doing her usual wiggling all over the place, attempting to roll to the other end of the couch, grab the remote, etc. So I picked her up and plopped her into my lap, with her facing away from me. A few minutes later, my husband walked by and asked if she was being excessively noisy, because she had a sock in her mouth! It had warmed up earlier in the afternoon, so I had taken her socks off and laid them on the couch. I didn’t even see her grab one of the socks and shove it in her mouth! So there she was – staring at my husband and shaking her head with this hot pink sock clenched in her teeth! Ah, the joys of parenthood!

10 thoughts on “Put a Sock In It!

  • Posted on April 28, 2006 at 2:33 am

    He should have done like you would do with Spirit, grab the other end of the sock and got into a tug of war!

    Raven busted my chops today because I hadn’t installed Flash on her PC, and she wanted to get to Barbie.com. I had to stop what I was doing and install it for her. 7 years old and a digital diva already.

  • Posted on April 28, 2006 at 5:36 pm

    Ya know, thinking back over the years there were plenty of times I would have loved to stuff a sock in certain mouths…

  • Posted on April 30, 2006 at 3:43 pm

    Lol – loved the mental picture of that one! My eldest (now 14) couldn’t talk clearly until he was about five, but hasn’t stopped since! There are times when I would like to put a sock in his mouth!

  • Posted on May 6, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    I found socks and shoes were often pulled off for fun. I even put my son in tights under his trousers to stop that game! Lovely photo of your little girl.

  • Posted on May 8, 2006 at 11:26 pm

    to be perfectly honest, i dont think anyone is interested in hearing about this stuff.

  • Posted on May 9, 2006 at 9:24 am

    Obviously three other people were interested enough to hear about it since they left comments. Things that make you go hmmm.

  • Posted on May 13, 2006 at 1:14 pm

    Watch out — I may knit Claire a sock puppet for her birthday. Then you’ll be sorry!

  • Posted on May 14, 2006 at 12:03 am

    So what would you make the puppet? A little frog? Maybe a bear? I’m partial to little piggies.

    Just don’t make it a monkey. The monkey’s are out to take over the world.

  • Posted on May 29, 2006 at 12:14 am

    Great job guys…

  • Posted on December 21, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Ha ha ha very funny Mom. I remeber you telling me about that.

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