Day-of-the-week underwear was all the rage when I was in elementary school. I remember wanting a set. I also remember being vaguely uneasy about wearing “Monday” underwear on a Tuesday, etc, etc. I can imagine the stress of making this decision causing great anxiety. Perhaps that is why my Mom never bought them for me.
A couple of weekends ago we went on a short holiday with another family (and had a fantastic time, by the way!) and the Mommies were treated to a shopping trip with just the babies. Imagine walking through a grocery store, cute boy strapped to your chest, no deadlines, and the mental space to make decisions. It was great.
Anyways, before we got to the groceries we checked out the clothing section of the store, and I found a great deal on some white socks. There were seven pairs of them. Day-of-the-week socks. And I bought them.
It wasn’t until I got them home that I remembered about the day-of-the-week underwear and the potential stresses that would have resulted from ownership of said underwear. And guess what? These socks kind of stress me out. Right now I am sticking to the right day but who knows how long that will last? What if I don’t keep up with laundry? What if I lose a sock? Should I try to wear the right sock on the right day for as long as I can? Should I just mix them up now and be done with it?