Every year for Christmas, our kids get new pajamas, socks, and underwear as their gift from mom & dad on Christmas Eve. I do this, because it is what my mom's parents did for her. I think it is a great idea. The kids wear their new pajamas to bed that night, and they always have on nice, new pajamas for all of the pictures on Christmas morning.
A couple of years ago, I bought Hanes socks for the kids for Christmas that year. I didn't really think anything about it. They were just socks, right? Well, I will tell you that those socks were the best thing that ever happened to my laundry load.
Let me just begin by saying that my most hated laundry load is the whites load. It takes so much time to sort through all of those socks! Matching the height of the crew socks, different elastic patterns, some with distinguishing marks, and others which have none. I love the Hanes socks, because they have different colors for each size of socks. They call it EZ sort, and they are right. It is easy.
The male socks have the gray toe and the female socks do not have the gray toe. The Hanes logo is on the underside of the sock in different colors for the different sock sizes. So, the sock colors for our family are as follows:
#1 Girl: Light Blue
#2 Boy: Navy Blue
#3 Girl: Purple
When I am sorting socks, I pull them out by color now. The reds go in one pile, pinks in another pile, and so on. When I am done with that, I put them all in pairs. It has cut my sock sort in half at least. They also last all year long (most of the time) and are really thick and cushy. They are the only socks I buy now for my kids and for us with the exception of dress socks or wool socks.
Carl says Hanes should be paying me for this free advertising. I think that when you find a good thing, it is natural to want to share that good thing with others. I know it might be weird to write a blog about socks, but I just had to share my good thing.
"Therefore, do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For Your Heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:31-33