Saturday, October 9, 2010

I believe I ordered the large cappuccino. Hello?!

I have noticed lately that many of Augustine's "baby" socks no longer fit. And with winter (and shoe wearing *tear*) quickly approaching, I figured now would be a good time to stock up on some bigger ones that a) don't fall off and b) aren't so small that they leave a ring around his ankle.

So the other day I was at Old Navy and saw a ten pack of plain white socks (a little boring, I know, but they are just socks). "12-24 months" was printed in foam letters on the sole of each footie. Now I know Augustine isn't quite 12 months old, but I don't think his foot is really going to grow that much in the next 15 months, let alone the next 3. They did have other, more fun socks, but I couldn't beat 10 pairs for $10, so I took the white ones and ran before I talked myself into buying more!

You may be asking yourself, "Where is she going with this??" I am getting there...I promise. So back to the title of this post:
"I believe I ordered the large cappuccino. Hello?!"

In case you aren't into early 90s movies starring Mike Meyers, I will remind you that this quote comes from the movie, So I Married an Axe Murderer (a real classic...). Anyway, in the opening scene, Charlie (i.e. Meyers) is at a coffee shop and, after ordering a large cappuccino, he is served his coffee in a mug so big it rivals a massive soup bowl! And then of course comes his infamous remark:
"Excuse me miss, there seems to be a mistake. I believe I ordered the large cappuccino. Hello?!"

It's the perfect one-liner when you get way more than you bargained for...but in a bad way.

Now back to my story. Upon arriving home and opening Augustine's new socks, I felt just like Charlie!

And here is why:

Cute little sock, right? This is what I saw when picking out the socks at the store (they were in a big package).

...but then I got home and unfolded them...

...and unfolded them some more...

...and that is what I saw.
Augustine may be a little on the small side, but come on! Those things are knee-highs on him!

To put things into perspective,

The sock on the very left is the one he is just growing out of. Next we have a cute sock from his drawer that is still a wee bit too big. Then, of course, we have the mammoth Old Navy sock. And there on the right is my, not that giant white one in the middle, the slightly bigger one all the way over to the right.

Um, excuse me Old Navy, there seems to be a mistake. I believe I bought the 12-24 month old socks. Hello?!
I would like to see what their toddler socks look like?!
But really, I am not complaining. I know it sounds that way, but I really just found it rather amusing.
So if you see Augustine wearing abnoxiously big, white socks, now you know why. On the bright side, they will fit him for most of his early childhood...


  1. Love the movie, love this post. You crack me up! Yeah, those socks are wonder they were on sale :) Love you

  2. I am laughing out loud right now---mostly about how worked up you are about the socks! I am so tickled, i can't stop giggling! Maybe I can't stop laughing becuase sean has the same socks from ON, and he is a MAMOTH 2+ y.o., and wore the 12-24 mo socks this week. Anyway, if you wash and dry them they should fit a little better--plus, we use those socks as knee socks with shorts all the time--most of the size is in the tube part. I'm still laughing, cody is now asking what i'm laughing about from the next room, and I dont' quite know what to say.

  3. I loved the progression of sock unfolding... I"m still laughing! Those can be his shinguard covering socks when he starts running.