Re: My kids won't wear socks.
- From: "Welches" <debbie.welchNO@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2006 15:24:02 GMT
"MsLiz" <judgedl@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I rarely rare socks. I never get athlete's foot. I think it's more likely
I have a 12 year old girl and a 13 year old boy. Recently, my son
decided it was cool to wear his shoes without socks because the other
kids at school were doing it. My daughter has also decided to abandon
socks. She was just wearing flip flops but when it got colder, she
started just wearing her shoes without socks too. Since they started
this, we've gotten a note from school about my son not having socks for
school and every day when they get home, they immediately peel off
their shoes and the whole house starts to stink!
When I was a kid, I admit, growing up in the 80's, nobody at my school
wore socks for a long time and I admit, I wore my sneakers without
socks all the time back then too. Eventually though, it went out of
style and I quit doing it. I was amazed at how much better my house
smelled. But now, it's come back in style and my kids want to do it. I
hate dealing with the smell but I also feel kind of bad about telling
them they can't do it when I used to do it all the time myself.
Is it wrong for me to tell them not to when I did it myself? I mean,
there are some things where it's easy to go against what I did in the
past. I never smoked or did drugs but even if I did, I would encourage
my kids not to do it which would make me a hypocrite but a good one.
Here, it's not that big a deal, I did it myself, and they seem to like
it. Should I make them stop doing it or would that put me in the wrong?
Besides, even if I don't make them stop, it will either go out of style
or they'll grow out of it like it happened with me. And is there
anything wrong with them doing it? I mean, I never had any problems
except the smell but I am worried about things like athlete's foot? Is
it going to be bad for their feet if I let them keep doing it?
I guess that this is one of those "pick your battle" things. If this
is the worst thing that they do as they grow into adulthood, well, then
I guess you're lucky :-)
On the other hand, if you have to smell the stench of their feet...I
suppose there are those foot odor things you can buy to put into shoes,
there's powder or baking soda to put in the shoes. Perhaps, tell them
that if they have to be cool at school and wear no socks; since their
feet smell so bad, they must wear socks at home. Some kind of
compromise might be appropriate for this [small] issue.
Isn't it funny what's considered "cool"? Is it a school rule to wear
socks? If so, then I'd see it as an issue of following school rules.
You're also allowed to set rules at home as well but again, in the land
of big deals...this one truly is minor. If they want cold feet, hell,
let them have cold feet. I'm not well versed on what causes athletes
foot, but I don't _think_ it's from not wearing socks.
the other way round as the sock will keep the foot warmer and encourage the
growth. I do suffer from dry and cracked skin on my feet which occasionally
drives me to wearing socks.
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