Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Elusive Sock Monster Found!

In a household of six, there is always laundry to be done, especially when four of the six are kids (one of whom is in cloth diapers). I am very familiar with our laundry room, and I am even more familiar with the phenomenon of the disappearing sock. It strikes everyone, but most often the socks which go missing are those of the younger members of the family. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about here, since this mystery seems to plague everybody.
I do believe I have found the root of the problem.

I was shocked when I opened the dryer today and saw a massive ball of lint sitting right in the middle of my freshly laundered clothes. Did I forget to put the lint filter back in? But then I saw the eyes. Hmmm, a lint ball with eyes!

After staring each other down for a few moments, the little lint ball jumped to the side of the dryer, never taking its big eyes off of me.

I backed up in surprise and it once again used those amazingly long legs to launch itself right out of the dryer!

Never in my life had I seen anything like this little thing! What could it be? As it scampered across the top of the dryer and jumped down behind, I set my camera down and leaned over to investigate. And there it was, baby sock in tow, slipping into a small hole in the dryer vent hose.

It's a Sock Monster, folks! They really do exist! And I wouldn't be surprised if your house has one too.


  1. We need to catch our sock monster!! I love this story. Maybe you should write some children's books, as well!!

  2. ROFL Oh How cute, LOL where did you find the pattern , LOL I LOVE it.
    Okok I admit it, since Jacob found your blog Im addicted to it lol