The Tweenies are too old to be lied to. If I say that the Sock Monster will get them, I don't think it will work. Tweenie Girl was obsessed with undoing the drain cover in the bathroom when she was little so I told her there was a 'Bubble Monster' in there who hated being disturbed!! That worked like a charm because when I let out the bath , the bubbles would come up through the drain so, waaalllaaaa, no more undoing it!! Well, upon reflection that does sound rather drastic but, as with most small children I am sure, we had lots of history with drains and toilets. Tweenie Girl once flushed a face washer down the toilet which promptly overflowed!! Tweenie Boy went one better and flushed not one yoghurt container, not two yoghurt containers but................ 7 yoghurt containers down the toilet!!! The next unsuspecting person (which was me) saw 1 container which was promptly fished out but no...... overflow................ a bent coathanger and a bit more fishing found the remaining 6!!!! Beastie.
So, back to the sock dilemma. I know. I know, I should just let them go to school sockless. BUT, you see, Silver Fox also has socks missing so either it is an inherited disease, this lack of rationale thinking and organisation, or, we really do have a sock monster......................
Ciao for now