Knee-High Socks – Charlie’s Fashion
I bought colorful socks with the intentions of making baby leggings with them. That never happened!
Charlie snatched them up and has worn them. I didn’t always notice when he was wearing the knee-high socks this past winter, because he had pants on. But when springtime arrived and he started wearing shorts to school he kept wearing his colorful knee-high socks. I thought that if kids teased him he would stop. Charlie is a pretty cool kid and well liked at school. So when he continued to wear the knee-high socks with his shorts I just thought that none of his friends or classmates teased him. I should have asked him.
The day of Henry’s graduation we were walking out of school with Charlie’s teacher from last year. Mrs. Honken complemented Henry on his colorful socks.
I told Mrs. Honken that Charlie started this knee-high sock fashion in our family. Those rainbow socks were actually Charlie’s. Henry laid them out the night before so he could wear them for his graduation. Charlie put them on when he got dressed. Henry was very sad to see Charlie wearing the socks that morning! I didn’t have to say a single word to Charlie, he instantly took them off and gave them to Henry for his special day.
Mrs. Honken thought they were cool socks and said that maybe by next year other kids will be copying Charlie. And then she asked, “Are your friends wearing socks like that?” Charlie told her that all his friends tell him he is weird. Mrs. Honken was awesome because she made a few more comments about how cool she thought Charlie was and how much she loved the knee-high socks. I was heart-broken to hear this news, but also proud of our boy for doing what he wants and not caring what others say or think!
There is another story about these colorful rainbow socks I need to document and remember FOREVER! It is so funny, the story made my Aunt Karen cry and if she is your friend she will tell you this story:
Henry wore these rainbow socks to school one day. Mrs. Fredy, his 4K teacher, asked him where he got those colorful socks from (thinking that they were a gift from someone or for his birthday). Henry told her, “I got this one from the dirty clothes. And this one from under the couch.”
Henry adores Charlie and has gladly taken up this fashion of wearing knee-high socks.
I don’t have many photos of Charlie wearing knee-high socks. I found this one from the last day of school he wore these black socks with purple and white stripes.
And this one from last week when he went golfing with Jack.
When I searched for examples of Charlie’s socks I found this adorable photo from July 10, 2011 when Charlie was almost 6 years old.
Charlie thinks his socks are cool and that is all that matters!