SOX are driving me bonkers!

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Registered: 11-04-2006
SOX are driving me bonkers!
Wed, 11-18-2009 - 11:56am


I have 2 siblings that started with me a couple months ago. They never seem to want to keep their sox on and the parents never bring them with sox on. (or shoes!) Now that it is getting VERY cold, it would be nice if they had sox on. The boy will be 2 in Jan and I am trying to teach him to keep his sox on. The dad brings him and says "He WOULDN'T LET ME" put his sox on. (wow, that's scary!) and the girl, who is 3.5 arrives with no sox, but at least she has some shoes on, altho they aren't warm shoes. I had to ask them to put some other shoes on because they were bringing her in "jelly" sandals because "she wanted to wear there". When the grass i all dewy outside, that doesn't really work. So, I am trying to teach the girl how to put her sox on because I am spending WAY too much dealing with putting their sox on all day.
I tried teaching the 3.5 year old how to put them on this morn, but she refused to even touch them. When we go anywhere, the 2 year old is n the back of the van and off go the shoes and sox, or just sox. How do I keep them on them? I know, I know, DUCT TAPE! The parents do not want to deal with anything and just bring them in the morning without their jackets on, etc., and they eat on the way in the car and they are covered in food and it ends up in my house. I feel like giving them the boot, but it is good $$. What to do???

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Registered: 05-09-2000
Wed, 11-18-2009 - 1:07pm

I have a full stock of Robeez slippers, velcro shoes of each size,

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Wed, 11-18-2009 - 3:23pm

I love duct tape! You know it's like Star Wars? It has a dark side, a light side and it holds the universe together! lol

Socks (and shoes) are a hard one. I have my families trained to bring their kids in appropriate shoes (no sandals unless it's a special occasion, no open toed shoes, etc). Of course the kids learned quickly what shoes get pea gravel in them and which don't. I have a few that like to take their shoes off in the car, too, but we've worked on it so long they don't do it anymore. It's really a matter of training. One thing you can try is to have them help each other get their socks and shoes on. It's so cute watching two 2yo's putting each other's socks on! lol They don't always end up with the heel on the bottom, and sometimes they're inside out, but we take what we can get. There's a learning curve. They'll get it eventually. Hang in there. We all feel your pain.

siggy pink

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Registered: 02-15-2005
Wed, 11-18-2009 - 7:12pm

I have a couple kids that take their socks off every day. I just let them. If we go outside they must put them back on. Otherwise they can do what they want- if their tootsies are cold that is really their problem. :)


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 11-19-2009 - 8:15am

Oh man!