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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Sock Puppet Difference

It's been so fun to see the unique personalities of my children develop.   Sometimes it's the simple things that make those differences stand out.

I attempted to play sock puppets with my daughter Evie (age 5) and my son Mase (age 3) yesterday.  Real sock puppets.  No eyes, just socks. 

My sock starts talking to Evie's sock.  Evie's sock bites my sock, but gently.  Evie's sock then gives my sock a hug and they play together.  Nice sock puppets. 

Then, I give Mase a sock.

My sock tries talking to Mase's sock, then leans in to give his sock a hug.  But!  My sock is attacked! Then, his sock is no longer just attacking my sock.  His sock's attacking me!  

I laugh and play along for a couple minutes, but finally try to reestablish sock puppet civility.  It was not meant to be.  Mase's sock puppet starts tooting and saying random potty related words.   My sock is not impressed.  My sock even tries to leave.

There's no escape!  Mase's sock and Mase jump on top of me with endless giggles.  Truly endless.  My happy three-year-old (and his sock) attack again and again and again...and again.  We wrestle for at least twenty minutes!  That's about twenty years in sock time.

And there you have the sock puppet difference. 

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Appreciating the differences in my children.

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23 Comments:

At August 17, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Blogger tessica said...

So this is what I should be doing instead of folding those socks!
No but really, when I play sock puppet with my girl she just wants to attack me too!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 8:23 AM , Blogger blueviolet said...

Who knew sock puppets were such fireballs? Live and learn...

 
At August 17, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

I don't know if I want my sock puppet kids to play with your sock puppet kids anymore :)

 
At August 17, 2011 at 10:12 AM , Blogger Amy said...

Who would have thought?? Hmmm---

Now whose imagination are we talking about again?? ;)
Have a FAB day!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Mikailah said...

So cute... ;)

 
At August 17, 2011 at 10:34 AM , Blogger Mom of 12 said...

Maybe that would make folding socks easier at my house. Or maybe it would make NOT folding socks easier at my house...
Sandy

 
At August 17, 2011 at 11:08 AM , Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Pretty sure there are no nice socks in my house, lol!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Natalie said...

Aww that is too fun! Looks like a good time was had by all :)

 
At August 17, 2011 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Spilled Milkshake said...

Sounds like an awesome fun time! I miss those days.

 
At August 17, 2011 at 12:08 PM , Blogger Help! Mama Remote... said...

Wonder does your 3yr old & my 3yr old speak the same potty language? LOL

 
At August 17, 2011 at 12:14 PM , Anonymous Ruth said...

I would be deathly afraid to let my four kids don sock puppets. Even with me around to referee!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 1:01 PM , Anonymous Babblin' Brooke said...

Crazy sock puppet! I'm just glad your son's puppet didn't spit on you. That's what my son's sock puppet would do. Although it's getting better.

We also have very diverse personalities. Makes life interesting... and sometimes hard. But definitely more fun!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 2:52 PM , Anonymous Ciao Mama's said...

I think my socks might have a little bit of an attitude...lol
New follower from MBC would love if you could do the same. Have a great day!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Johanson Family said...

I'd like to be a fly on the wall living in your house. You always have such great posts and stories. Makes me laugh and smile every time!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 2:54 PM , Blogger Mrs E said...

haha so funny!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 3:28 PM , Blogger jmnstars said...

That is too cute! :)

 
At August 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM , Blogger Kelly said...

I love sock puppets!!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Blogger mom2kiddos said...

What an absolutely fun time you had. Who needs the eyes anyway. Mase is co cute for sock attacking you like that!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 8:43 PM , OpenID laci512 said...

In our house the sock puppets would see who could get knocked out first! I have such loving children.

Very cute. Looks like you all had a great time!

 
At August 17, 2011 at 10:31 PM , Blogger Kim @ Mamas Monologues said...

That sounds like a good time was had by all!

 
At August 18, 2011 at 1:24 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

Maybe if the socks had eyes they would have been able to get along better?

 
At August 18, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Blogger K Lind said...

Gotta love the differences between girls and boys! So much fun. Maybe one day I'll get to add some estrogen to my overflowing testosterone home! :-)

 
At August 20, 2011 at 1:54 PM , Blogger Melanie said...

Hmmmm...I wonder how that would go over at my house. What a creative mommy you are and a trooper to boot. My sock puppet would have retreated LONG before yours did. :)

 

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