Middle School Mishaps, Parenting PearlDear Abby, My son is in love with his socks. Should I be worried? September 21, 2012March 11, 2013 momslifeponderings Seriously, if the original Dear Abby was still around (not her cousin, twice removed, knock-off Dear Abby), I’d ask her. I thought this whole sock thing was just a fading fascination- kind of like the Razor scooter or $250 drum set. But no…he’s actually coordinating what to wear around his SOCKS! Here he is with his mandals and favorite pair. He said he’d get straight A’s this year if I promised him 3 pairs of Elite socks. Yesterday on the bus, he traded his ITouch for a pair of sunglasses and a used pair of socks. Really! I think it’s time to implement the 12 Step program. STEP 1: Admit you have a problem. So tonight before bed, I’ll have him practice saying, Hello, my name is ____ and I’m a sockaholic.