Several Days Ago...
Ellery: Mom, I really want some new tennis shoes.
Me: Hmmm. Ellery I think we decided we don't buy you tennis shoes because you refuse to wear socks. Remember your shoes get so stinky. (In fact the only shoes we buy for her are crocs because this is such an issue!)
A Day or Two Later, Getting Ready for Bed
Ellery: Dad can you get me a pair of socks please?
Brent: Socks? (bewildered)
Ellery: Yes Dad. I need to get used to them.
Brent: Get used to them?
Ellery: Oh Dad. All the children at school have the cutest tennis shoes. I really want some. I am the only one who doesn't wear tennis shoes. I want to try so hard to get my feet used to socks so I can have cute shoes too.