Is there really anything better than fun, obnoxiously-colored socks? I didn’t think so.
I give my sister fits because my socks never ever ever match my shirt. In fact, I am wearing my bright pink Dr Pepper t-shirt I bought at Wal-Mart a couple years ago with these loud Southwestern print socks. There isn’t even any pink at all in these socks, yet I’m wearing them.
What is the point of matching your socks to your shirt? I am not employed outside my home, so it’s not a matter of looking professional. My uniform generally includes a t-shirt with sleeves of varying lengths, a pair of blue jeans, and fun socks. No one ever sees my socks anyway. When I go out, I’m wearing shoes, so my socks are entirely covered. Kurt couldn’t care less whether my socks match my shirt, and I’ve even gotten Grace to go along with me on the obnoxious socks thing. Today she’s wearing a blue-and-white striped dress with purple socks featuring multi-colored polka dots.
You’ve got to have fun in your life. For me, the easiest and cheapest way to do that is to invest in many pairs of crazy socks. I’ve got socks of all colors — from rainbow-striped socks (my favorite) to argyle-printed socks to brown socks with pink stripes. I’ve got holiday-themed socks — red ones with white hearts that have a frog on the cuff for Valentine’s Day, black ones with metallic Christmas lights stitched all over them, orange ones with black spiders for Halloween, even harvest-themed socks for Thanksgiving.
In fact, I am so crazy when it comes to socks that I even invested in a pair of Little MissMatched socks that I bought at an independent bookstore in Falmouth, Massachusetts, this weekend (These are the socks I chose). I haven’t worn them yet only because I can’t make up my mind which two socks I should wear. I love the idea of mismatched socks, though. I want more! (My birthday is coming up…. HINT HINT!)
I just wish people took themselves less seriously. Life is too short, really, to be worried about the little stuff. Go out there, find something silly to do. Don’t worry if you look stupid — do it because it’s fun! Go run through the sprinkler in the summertime, even if there are no kids running through it with you. Whirl around when you’re wearing a skirt to make it stand out like you used to do when you were a little girl. Skip when you’re walking somewhere. Have a footrace with your partner or whomever you’re with at the moment. Have dessert before dinner, or even better — make dessert the entire meal! Giggle and laugh at the sheer joy of being alive.
In short, find your inner child, and let him/her out. Life’s too short to act grown-up all the time.