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.
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.
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!
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?