It’s a good thing that we have more than, say, 5 pairs of socks each, ie. one pair for each day of the work week. No, we would never survive on that measly amount of foot undies. Not only do our socks get more dirty than our other clothes on a regular basis, sometimes (often) requiring a second wash in hot water and bleach – we are a house full of sock-footin’ kids (and mom) - but they also tend to be the main cause of ‘go back and change’. More so than any other bit of clothing. You know, water spills, you go to clean it up, you step in the wet… etc. Socks are trouble. Also, as anyone who washes clothes can tell you, socks have a bad habit of not sticking close to their battle buddy. They routinely split up and head off on their own adventures. This is dangerous. They get tossed under dressers, lost in sheets, tucked into shoes, left behind inside pant legs, you name it, and that’s only what might happen on the way to the washing machine. They must still, eventually, negotiate their way BACK, hopefully in sets of two, to the sock drawer.
Well, I don’t mean to alarm you, but we have discovered another startling explanation as to why socks go missing. Beware, you might have a Ninja lurking about in your house:
As to why Ninjas need socks, we have a theory. Our Ninja uses the sock as ‘bait’. She could run off with her prey and play with it in private, if that were her goal, however, we believe the sock is not her intended target. Rather, she makes a point of innocently running back and forth with it, in front of her siblings… with nary a “Nyaah! Nyaah!” or “Neener Neener!” to be heard, because, of course, a Ninja assault must not be predicted or noticed, until it is too late. Eventually, a brother or sister will succumb and chase the Ninja, thinking to pounce and chew on her while she is distracted with her sock … and will learn the hard way that this was her plan all along. Ninjas are always training.
note: One good thing about our Ninja, is she often returns the socks to where she finds them, when she’s done with them… as she did with the one in this clip! (After using it against Pumpkin, that is). A good Ninja also takes care of her weapons.