I Failed At Winter Glove Stockpiling

I am always on the lookout for a better way to do things as a mom.

More effective. More efficient. Just more.

When I stumbled upon another mom’s suggestion to buy several pairs of the same gloves at year end, I thought that was sheer brilliance.

Bright Idea

If one gets lost, you can swap it out for another one. Crisis averted.

Because I am a quick understudy, I did exactly that. Scored three pairs of black/blue waterproof gloves.

Entered this winter season practically invincible.

Even my most frequent loser (los·er: noun 1. a person who permanently misplaces items their mama purchases) would not be able to thwart this well-stocked glove collection.

Apparently I was wrong.

Winter Gloves

In spite of my best efforts to stockpile gloves, my son lost all 3 right-hand gloves.

So, does anyone have a DIY project that involves 3 lefties?

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Comments
  1. Karen says:

    The “hero” of this story agrees with you. Mismatched gloves should definitely be the rage.

  2. Arteme says:

    When I was a kid, every single kid in school had a piece of yarn threaded through the arms of their coat, and gloves or mittens attached to each end. Has this gone out of fashion? It was very practical!

  3. Diane says:

    Too funny! It is nice to know I am not alone in the world of left handed gloves.

  4. Leslie says:

    I heard a story where a mother would every year knit her grown daughter a lovely pair of mittens…hat and scarf to match. Every winter she manages to lose one mitten…somewhere, Mom decided to gift her this year a lovely hat, scarf and THREE mittens. (needless to say she hasn’t lost her usual mitten this year!). Lol.

    • Karen says:

      That is awesome. Perhaps we are onto something. Manufacturers should sell mitts in three’s. Off to Dragon’s Den to pitch the idea and get yelled at by Kevin. 🙂

  5. heather says:

    What about using the leftover left mitten on halloween scarecrows or decorations. Every year we make a “scary” man on our porch with old overalls etc. You could stuff one glove and put the other “hand” in the pocket.

  6. Kirsteen says:

    You gave me a good laugh today, thank-you…!!!

  7. Diana says:

    about stock piling gloves – I was with you the whole way till i read that your little on lost all right handed gloves!!! too funny!

  8. Karen says:

    Big LOL! We are down to one matching pair each for both our boys. I was so frustrated I did the lost and found at school last week but came up empty handed or should I say gloved. I am on the lookout for next years needs but I going to try your suggestion and buy the exact same gloves times six and hope for the best.

    Keep up the great Mom Mysteries I look forward to all your insights.

    • The other Karen says:

      Or maybe we should stick to mitts – let’s try to convince our big kids that mitts are cool so we don’t have the “thumb on the wrong side of the glove” issue. 🙂

  9. Karen says:

    I don’t have any specific ideas, but I have to commend you for how much thought you have put into solving this problem. You deserve to never ever have a lost glove crisis.

  10. Karen says:

    Great idea – the snowman and the strings. Probably less permanent than duct taping them to his hands??

  11. Karen says:

    As a mom of four I have come to believe….pretty much anything. Nice to know as parents we are in this together.

  12. Karen says:

    God bless the Kindergarten teachers. What a calling!!
    I teach high school because they can dress themselves–and because 5 year olds don’t enjoy Calculus 🙂

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