The Sock Puppet Difference

It’s been so fun to see the unique personalities of my children develop.   Sometimes it’s the simple things that make those differences stand out.

I attempted to play sock puppets with my daughter Evie (age 5) and my son Mase (age 3) yesterday.  Real sock puppets.  No eyes, just socks. 
My sock starts talking to Evie’s sock.  Evie’s sock bites my sock, but gently.  Evie’s sock then gives my sock a hug and they play together.  Nice sock puppets. 
Then, I give Mase a sock.
My sock tries talking to Mase’s sock, then leans in to give his sock a hug.  But!  My sock is attacked! Then, his sock is no longer just attacking my sock.  His sock’s attacking me!  

I laugh and play along for a couple minutes, but finally try to reestablish sock puppet civility.  It was not meant to be.  Mase’s sock puppet starts tooting and saying random potty related words.   My sock is not impressed.  My sock even tries to leave.

There’s no escape!  Mase’s sock and Mase jump on top of me with endless giggles.  Truly endless.  My happy three-year-old (and his sock) attack again and again and again…and again.  We wrestle for at least twenty minutes!  That’s about twenty years in sock time.
And there you have the sock puppet difference. 
Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Appreciating the differences in my children.


  1. So this is what I should be doing instead of folding those socks!
    No but really, when I play sock puppet with my girl she just wants to attack me too!

  2. blueviolet says:

    Who knew sock puppets were such fireballs? Live and learn…

  3. Laura@livingabigstory says:

    I don't know if I want my sock puppet kids to play with your sock puppet kids anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Who would have thought?? Hmmm—

    Now whose imagination are we talking about again?? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Have a FAB day!

  5. So cute… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Mom of 12 says:

    Maybe that would make folding socks easier at my house. Or maybe it would make NOT folding socks easier at my house…

  7. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says:

    Pretty sure there are no nice socks in my house, lol!

  8. Aww that is too fun! Looks like a good time was had by all ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Spilled Milkshake says:

    Sounds like an awesome fun time! I miss those days.

  10. Help! Mama Remote... says:

    Wonder does your 3yr old & my 3yr old speak the same potty language? LOL

  11. I would be deathly afraid to let my four kids don sock puppets. Even with me around to referee!

  12. Babblin' Brooke says:

    Crazy sock puppet! I'm just glad your son's puppet didn't spit on you. That's what my son's sock puppet would do. Although it's getting better.

    We also have very diverse personalities. Makes life interesting… and sometimes hard. But definitely more fun!

  13. Ciao Mama's says:

    I think my socks might have a little bit of an attitude…lol
    New follower from MBC would love if you could do the same. Have a great day!

  14. Johanson Family says:

    I'd like to be a fly on the wall living in your house. You always have such great posts and stories. Makes me laugh and smile every time!

  15. haha so funny!

  16. That is too cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. I love sock puppets!!

  18. mom2kiddos says:

    What an absolutely fun time you had. Who needs the eyes anyway. Mase is co cute for sock attacking you like that!

  19. In our house the sock puppets would see who could get knocked out first! I have such loving children.

    Very cute. Looks like you all had a great time!

  20. Kim @ Mamas Monologues says:

    That sounds like a good time was had by all!

  21. Maybe if the socks had eyes they would have been able to get along better?

  22. Gotta love the differences between girls and boys! So much fun. Maybe one day I'll get to add some estrogen to my overflowing testosterone home! ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Hmmmm…I wonder how that would go over at my house. What a creative mommy you are and a trooper to boot. My sock puppet would have retreated LONG before yours did. ๐Ÿ™‚

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