Said child insisted he/she couldn’t find socks.
Said child refused to wear the socks a sibling found for him/her.
I told the child they he/she could not wear his/her shoes with no socks. It stinks them up and ruins the shoes.
This all took place a good thirty minutes before it was time to leave.
We were in no rush. There was no mad dash to find socks.
Just a stubborn child.
When it was time to get in the van, the child had his/her shoes on.
I peeked, and the child was, of course, sockless.
I said, “You cannot wear your shoes with no socks”.
Said child ran off and grabbed dirty, crunchy socks from the dirty clothes basket.
I said no, so the child got in the van barefoot.
I grabbed the clean socks a sibling had found and offered earlier, took them out to the van with the child’s shoes and said, “If you want to wear shoes, wear them with these clean socks”.
We arrived at church and the child chose to go in barefoot.
Some days are just like that.