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why do boys, when taking their socks/undies off have to throw them as far as poss!!!

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bikergran Fri 13-Dec-13 14:09:08

I have noticed this before..(doesn't bother me in the least) but!! when GS (age 7) takes his socks off, doesn't matter what time of day/night it is..he always seems to throw them to kingdom come!! never takes them off and just puts them down or in wash basket..he just wizzies them across the room it a "boys" thing? I only had girls and then didn't do this...hmm

Penstemmon Fri 13-Dec-13 14:15:59

I was helping to undress/ dress children at the Reception Class nativity this week.

It still amazes me, even after a whole lifetime of working in Primary schools, that some children (not always a gender issue!) are totally unaware of how to go through this process and yet others get themselves sorted and clothes put in a tidy pile ready for after the performance seemingly automatically.

Others are wandering about in pants and vest on a fruitless search for their clothes which they have no memory of leaving anywhere and struggle, once they have located some clothes to even attempt to put them on!

Trying to decidehow much of this is innate or is learned!

MiceElf Fri 13-Dec-13 14:32:35

Impossible to answer. But - we once had a cat who was a sock carrier. She searched every corner of the house looking for stray socks (and pants) and deposited them in the bathroom. If she couldn't find any at home she wondered the neighbourhood in her quest. I ended up with some mighty strange items.

AlieOxon Fri 13-Dec-13 15:25:38

If you gave him a basketball net to aim at, you could catch the socks underneath......?

bikergran Fri 13-Dec-13 15:32:07

Good idea Alie I shall mention it to his

glammanana Fri 13-Dec-13 15:32:16

Both my boys had laundry baskets in their bedrooms and until the day they left home hardly ever put their stuff in them,all around them yes on top of wardrobe/under beds/bottom of wardrobe (of which you had to open the door first !! ) some stray socks even one time ended up out of the window and onto the patio in the garden for some reason so biker your little man is not alone.tchgrin

janerowena Fri 13-Dec-13 15:32:26

I just think of it as an extension of all the sports they do.

Riverwalk Fri 13-Dec-13 15:35:46

Must be a guy thing!

I'm just thinking back to my own DSs - they used to take off undies and socks and kick them into touch grin

Grannyknot Fri 13-Dec-13 16:39:44

It never occurred to me till now - but husband does that! He flings his socks (rolled into a ball) up the stairs having taken them off at the foot of the stairs. Needless to say, I step over them till they eventually find their way into the laundry bin. Once, they ricocheted off the doorjamb and landed up in the loo (door was open).

Sook Fri 13-Dec-13 17:18:54

My five granddaughter just flings everything off and is always losing bits of her uniform at school. She is capable of dressing and undressing her self and has been for quite a while. I found her to be much more independent than her dad and uncle at a similar age.

On the days I look after her I make her hang her uniform on a hanger and polish her school shoes tchgrin

MiceElf My first greyhound would raid the washing machine if the door was left open for socks and underwear which he then hid in his bed. Ironically part of his racing name was magpie and he certainly was. It must have been an anxiety thing for him as he doesn't do it any more.

Sook Fri 13-Dec-13 17:20:58

Oops that should read five year old granddaughter.

Nelliemoser Fri 13-Dec-13 17:23:08

Once when staying here my Sil owned up to having accidentally kicked his pants into the open toilet, whilst trying to pick them up with his foot.
They never learn! He is 40.

Nonu Fri 13-Dec-13 17:55:41

my two G/S take their kit and fling it around unless MUM & DAD are watching . In fact the youngest hangs his sock on to his willie 1
my two G/D demurely take off their clothes and fold !


janeainsworth Fri 13-Dec-13 18:00:29

My DD is a PE teacher and occasionally gets harangued by parents because children have lost their PE kit!

bikergran Fri 13-Dec-13 18:22:09

lol @ Nonu lol lol...........

rockgran Fri 13-Dec-13 18:27:10

I was a reception teacher and it was often quite amusing when the little darlings first got ready for PE. There were always one or two who would quickly strip right down to nothing as if they were getting in the bath - then realise what they had done. They soon learned!
One of the most irritating things was when an item of clothing went missing with NO NAME inside, despite copious requests for labels in clothes. One Mum said her child wouldn't need his name in because he never lost things. WRONG!!!!

harrigran Fri 13-Dec-13 18:48:45

No, girls do it too. GD1 lies flat on her back and catapults her socks as far across the bedroom as she can. I think she does it to get a reaction from me, I usually just watch in case it goes behind a chest of drawers. She likes to wind her Dad up but I refuse to be drawn.

absent Fri 13-Dec-13 19:27:13

I am forever picking up boys' socks from behind the sofas, in the flowerbeds, beside the front door, etc. when my grandchildren have visited.

Two of my cats used to remove stray undies from the drying rack in the utility room. The most embarrassing occasion was when they trotted up the hall as a pair with a lacy black suspender belt held between them – and I had a bunch of guests.

bikergran Fri 13-Dec-13 21:04:40

lol lol

Penstemmon Fri 13-Dec-13 21:10:39

My DGD1s advice to her 5 yr old sister earlier this year before her first PE lesson was 'Never, ever take your knickers off in school!'

MiceElf Fri 13-Dec-13 21:19:37

Absent were your cats my cat's sisters?

annodomini Fri 13-Dec-13 22:11:58

One of my GSs seems to just keep on wearing them until his mother notices that she hasn't seen any of his smalls in the wash for a week. tchshock

absent Fri 13-Dec-13 22:32:17

MiceElf They were brothers – or as I often mistype, bothers.

Deedaa Fri 13-Dec-13 22:38:44

I have no idea why boys do this, but I do know that my husband hasn't grown out of it after 65 years!

Anne58 Fri 13-Dec-13 23:22:16

Mr P tends to leave his clothes on the floor, and then complains that they are covered in cat fluff tchconfused

He is also Grand Master of the Combo. This seems to mainly consist of taking off the maximum amount of clothes with the minimum amount of movements or time.

The polo shirt/sweatshirt combo is pretty impressive, but I think his all time best still lies with the jeans/pants/socks. The jeans with the pants still inside them are in a heap with the socks poking out of each leg of the jeans. Somehow it looks as if he has been beamed back to the mother ship and left his earthly casing behind.