Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sniffing One Out

This morning as I sat snuggled under my Snuggie (Yes.  I have one. Do not judge!),  hubs moved frantically around the house while he packed his duffle bag for his afternoon football practice.

"You got everything?"  I asked.

"Yep.  I think so,"  he answered. 

I watched as he wandered from room to room gathering goodies as he roamed. Nikes?  Picked up in the living room.  Sweatshirt?  Retrieved from the back of a chair in the dining room.  You see, whenever hubs returns from work, he leaves a trail of clothing in his wake.

It used to drive me crazy,  his Hansel and Gretel like afternoon tendencies.


Caaa - razy!

But, after 10 years of marriage, I am used to it.  Most days, I either leave his trail intact, or I place all of the items I find in one basket that I deposit in his closet.

It's not ideal, but it works for us.

So, when hubs zipped up his bag, paused and then said, "Oh!  Socks!  I need socks!"  I went into locator mode.  I quickly thought through a mental checklist of the done and to-be-completed laundry,and just as I was about to tell him where the clean socks were, I clammed up in awe.

There was hubs, bending over and picking up his discarded socks from yesterday.

"Really, hon?"  I asked.

He answered with a wry smile, "What? These?!?"  And then he took a good. long. sniff. of those yesterday socks.  He smiled again and said emphatically, "Really!"

And although I am completely grossed out by the yesterday socks and the sniffing . . .
at least it is one less pair of socks to wash.

Anyone else out there with a sock sniffing spouse, or is it just me?


  1. It is not just you and unfortunately, my children are picking up on this habit.

  2. The TO doesn't sniff his socks but he does leave his crap all over the house (and my kids do, too). It drives me nuts.

  3. Oh yes, he sniffs them but I don't know that he's ever found an acceptable pair of yesterday socks to wear! lol!! Great post, very relate-able to me I think :)


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