The Late for Christmas Feety Foot Shoe Socks

Happy Throwback Thursday, friends!  Ever since my daughter Stefani was little, jokes about feet were our “Mommy-Daughter Thing.”  Every Christmas stocking, Easter basket, or birthday gift bag I ever gave her always included a little something foot-related.  They were always just stupid little insignificant things, like a foot-shaped eraser, but they were one of the ways I let her know I loved her.

That’s my lovely daughter!

A couple of years ago for Christmas, I’d done all my shopping except for the “foot thing” I’d forgotten.  So, to remedy the situation, I got on Amazon and found the ugliest pair of feet socks you’ve ever seen.  Actually, they were “feety foot shoe socks.”  The socks were, for the most part, flesh-colored, and the top over the feet were feet slid into pink flip-flops, and the bottom part under the feet were the bottom of the flip-flops.  Hideous, right?

Well, after I submitted my order, I got a message that they would, in fact, not be here in time for Christmas.  We had Christmas that year, and I kind of forgot all about the “feety foot shoe socks” until sometime in late January when they arrived.  I opened the package and removed one sock and inspected it.  It was goofy and cheap, but otherwise, not remarkable.  It had a right foot painted on top, and a shoe bottom painted on the bottom.

Here’s what they were supposed to look like, top and bottom

Then I removed the other sock.  I laughed so hard, I might have wet myself.  [I will nether confirm or deny if I really wet myself.]  The second sock also had a right foot painted on top.  It also had another right foot painted on the bottom!  All told, we had three right feet tops, and one foot bottom.  I giggled the whole time that I wrapped the “feety foot shoe socks” up then called my daughter to come over for a surprise.  When she opened them, we both laughed so hard, our bodies were shaking uncontrollably, and we weren’t making any noise.  It was that hilarious!

But instead, here was what we received.

And here, you can see each top and bottom together.

Let’s talk:  What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever ordered that was different than what you expected when you received it?  Have you ever laughed so hard you didn’t make a sound?  Do you name certain things odd names like “feety foot shoe socks?”  Do you have a certain repetitive inside joke “thing” with one or more of your kiddos?

19 thoughts on “The Late for Christmas Feety Foot Shoe Socks

  1. What a lovely gal you daughter is, young Rachel. I once received two left-handed gloves that were exachaged for two right-handed ones. I sent those back as well pointing out that I was an ‘armless soul.

  2. Wow–so funny! It wasn’t strange, but I once received a birthday or Christmas package (my birthday is in December) from my daughter that arrived in June! It was a cute cat-printed winter scarf. She had assumed it had already arrived.
    My sister and I used to exchange frog gifts. We once passed a frog gift bag back and forth for our birthdays until it fell apart.

    • Those of us with the December birthdays would sometimes like to celebrate in June instead, so at least there was that, Merril. 🙂 I love the frog passing back and forth. My sister and her sister used to pass a very ugly glass boot back and forth and filled it with different things each time there was a gift-giving occasion. 🙂

  3. Awesome socks and the perfect joke gift! I don’t know what I’ve ordered in recent times that was for laughs, but now you make me want to search Amazon for some ideas 🙂

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