Well, showers that evening…no worries. They did shower in the morning. We’re getting too old (and too funky) to allow anything otherwise.
As the 10yo was climbing into bed:
Me: Are those the socks you wore today?
Me: Are you sure?
10yo: Yeah, they’re not.
Me: So you put on clean socks for bed?
Me: And you put the dirty ones in the hamper?
Me: So if I go look in the dirty clothes hamper, I will see the dirty socks you wore today…right there on top?
10yo: (total Poker face…no hint of concern) Yeah, you should because that’s where I put them.
Me: OK, I’ll be right back because I’m going to go check.
10yo: (panicked face) Oh wait…I didn’t change them tonight. I was thinking about LAST night.
I’m no Nancy Drew, but I am beginning to understand perhaps why we only have 2-3 pairs of socks in his stack of folded laundry when the load of white clothes only get washed once a week…