January 27, 2014

Going A Little Crazy . . .

socks

Can you guess what this picture is?

It’s got a little story behind it. Bear with me.  A few weeks before Christmas The Hubby sprung a gift idea on me. He told me that he wanted “Crazy Socks” as a gift.

I made the mistake of internalizing that information in this way: normally my straight laced, buttoned up, traditional dressing Hubby wears socks in one of three solid colors – black, navy or khaki. His socks are the exact opposite of Crazy Socks. His socks are Boring Socks.

I went to our local Marshalls where I found navy and green striped socks. I also found some tamely colored argyle socks, departing from The Hubby’s normal solid scheme.

On Christmas Day when he opened his socks, I immediately knew I had failed. “These are not Crazy Socks,” he lamented. He wore the non-Crazy socks as a consolation, but I vowed then and there that I would knock his socks off for his birthday.

This picture represents the rainbow vomit that is now the beginning of my Hubby’s budding Crazy Sock collection. When he opened the socks, his face lit up like a kid’s. “Now THESE are CRAZY SOCKS!” he exclaimed.

I had a lady at church ask me if he was going through a mid-life crisis. His socks were an indication to her that he had lost his mind. I told her if Crazy Socks was his mid-life crisis, I couldn’t be happier. Another man asked him why he was wearing Hannie B’s socks to church. The Hubby couldn’t be more pleased. He’s wearing Crazy Socks and people are noticing! Success!

Have you ever decided to make a bold change in your fashion? It is fun to see this conservative love of mine shake it up just a little. I’m crazy for him and his Crazy Socks.

PS. Speaking of crazy, our kids missed the ENTIRE WEEK of school last week due to snow and sub-zero temps. We all have cabin fever! It feels like we haven’t quite gotten into a routine since before Christmas. That is CRAZY.

11 comments:

Ronalin said...

As long as he still tucks in his shirt we know all is well. Love the socks!

TracyS. said...

Great socks! He's sure to have great fun in them.

Aiketa said...

Hahaha you made me laugh with the question about why he was wearing Hannie B.'s socks... Haha
I too love crazy socks! Though I must confess I had a period of time when I only wore solid dark colors...

Sue said...

I'm gonna have to get me some o' those!

Apis Melliflora said...

The Hubby's version of crazy makes me laugh. Happy Feet to him!

Melissa said...

Funny! One of my kids picked out 2 pretty zany pairs of socks for my husband for Christmas... he too has decided fun socks are actually fun. I was also wondering, I want my sweet 13-tomorrow daughter to follow your HannieB and learn how awesome it is to be yourself. :) Are you willing to share her instagram info? you can email if it is better. melissa@ the-austins.com minus the space. :)

The Queen Vee said...

I think his midlife crisis is terrific. I'm going to be checking out his socks now every time I see him.

squeezeme said...

Way to be bold Trav!

miss doezie said...

It's actually super-trendy... check out the men's sock section at Nordstrom and you'll see! :) "Stance" socks are my fave (men's) brand... mismatched pairs even!\
Go Travis!! Way to be super-hip :)

Tracie Carter said...

I love this! You guys are awesome!

The Queen Vee said...

You must tell Travis that is socks have been a huge hit the your loyal readers.