Adam (my 25 year old son) has soundly defeated all my attempts to teach him to put his socks in the laundry after taking them off at the end of the day. This has been an ongoing battle between him and I since he was in elementary school. Every day after school, he’d remove his socks in my living room. Now he has Pixel to help him! Apparently, Pixel loves having his socks strewn about. They are instant toys to her.

I stayed with Adam and Pixel for three nights while I attended the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented conference in Dallas. I arrived on Tuesday night to his apartment and was happily greeted by Pixel, she was a temporary distraction from the nearly 20 white athletic socks laying all over the front room floor.

Once I get over the shock, I’ll write some ruminations from the conference.


  1. Yes, there are times when we have to admit defeat! On the positive side, though, he has his own apartment and you only have to see the socks when you choose to go there!

    Glad you got to go to the conference and stay with Adam. Kids are great, aren’t they?

    November 17, 2008
  2. afcool83 said:

    oi! I blame the dog! 😉

    November 20, 2008

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