Death of the slipper socks

Death of the slipper socks

Gavin got a brand new pair of slipper socks from Grandma,  about a week ago.  These are really thick socks.

We noticed tonight that he has already destroyed them.  There are at least 2 holes in each sock.

I have no idea what to do anymore.  We also found a stash of his missing clothes tonight. I don’t know how to deal with this.  Lizze and I informed him today that he will be buying his next batch of socks.

Hopefully,  but doubtfully (I think I just made that word up),  he will realize that he needs to take better care of his things.  I don’t know of a better way than to make him pay for his next batch of socks.  Maybe that will help to instill a sense of responsibility,  when he knows it will come out of his own pocket.

I’m not sure what else to do at this point. We had funeral services, for a brand new pair of pants and several pairs of socks this week.  Tonight’s discovery just frustrates me all that much more.

Ideas??????????  I’m very open to your thoughts,  experiences and ideas here.  🙂

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Tried felted socks?


I have not, you recommend?


One of my twins (more on the Aspergers end of Autism) like to pick fuzzies and lint off of everything and hates loose strings, etc. I went to a yard sale and bought an old fuzzed out sweater for him to pick at so he would leave his clothes alone. Worked like a charm. Maybe trying something like that would help? Find an old sweater or fuzzed up crocheted blanket he can pick at?

I hope this helps. I couldn't really think of anything except checked his socks for lint balls, etc. and cutting them off before he gets to wear the socks so he won't pick at them.
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My Emmett has that challenge as well. He hates tags, fuzz, lose strings or nothing the he might come into contact with.

Gavin on the other hand, has never experienced anything like that.

Having said that, I will be paying much closer attention now because you bring up a very good point.

Thanks so much…..

Luke is the same way. He doesn’t care what he tears up or ruins. His shoes are always ragged out and holes in the knees and socks hand shirts stretched out because he doesnt like long sleeves. Just a part of his aspergers!

Kerima Cevik

Our deepest sympathies on the death of grandma's slipper socks gift! He may not be able to help himself. And your household is so unique, I wouldn't begin to give you advice on how to handle this. All I can do is tell you about my son, who is nonspeaking, at the severe end of the spectrum, and growing at an alarming rate. 1. We buy less for him. 2. With socks we buy the larger sizes because we found part of the problem was they were chaffing him. 3. If you have a webcam, it would help to observe which items of clothing he's hiding and learn why (are the clothes challenging to wear, is he fascinated by the colors shapes or textures, etc. ) Our son's big sister began knitting him fingerless gloves from soft yarn and this reduced the clothes kidnapping. small plush toys (all machine washable) helped him get his sensory fix too. Good luck. My best to Lizzie. Big fan of the blog

I wish I knew what to tell you, but I have no experience in this area. Must be so discouraging 🙁 I hope someone can help you and Lizze. So sorry you are going through this.

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