Last week I read the wonderfully warm and fuzzy quip: “Life is too short to waste it matching socks,” and thought it was sage advice, indeed. I offered it up to my Varmint, who at the tender age of 11 is beginning to pay attention to things like that.
But my sweet Varmint spent quite a bit of time doing the exact opposite for her basketball game today.
Literally, she spent more time trying to find mismatched socks than she would have finding matched ones. And I know some of her team mates did the same thing.
I totally get her strategy: Baffle the opponent. Totally understand. No need to explain….
…..because that is the exact same strategy I use parenting.