|dick's sporting goods|
And then one of the boys started basketball.
Three words: Nike Elite socks.
Cut to the scene -
I'm looking at track pants for my dear husband when my son tugs on my sleeve. He's telling me how the Nike basketball socks he's holding are extra squishy, and super nice, and really cool. And his friends have a pair in every color. Sometimes they even wear two pairs together. Then he pulls the trigger.
"They're made in Turkey, Mom."
As in, not made in China, or Bangladesh, or Indonesia, or some other esia. He knows I would gladly pay more as long as the label says: Made in USA, or Made in Turkey. And therefore we should pay $14. (Seems he's been paying attention to my purchasing trends.)
I remember wanting stuff as a kid, so I can't blame the boy for wanting these socks. They are really cushy. They do look kind of cool. He's only requesting an orange pair to go with his uniform. (Seems even he knows you can get six pairs of regular ones for $14.)
Alas, the boy is holding a blue pair. Off we go to find the sales clerk. Surely, there are more orange socks in the back.
Sigh. Some of you might remember my facebook post plea for help about the elusive orange Nike Elite socks? They've gone extinct, that's what! I challenge you to find a pair for your kid.
We settle on the blue pair. It matches his uniform well enough.
On the way out the door, my sons says, "Maybe we can find some online? My birthday is coming up." Wink, wink.
I guess. They are made in Turkey.
PS: He can still use a black pair. ;)