I have a student who comes to school on dress down days with the whitest sneakers I have ever seen. They are amazingly clean and always induce a comment or two from me. Mostly, I just want to know how he keeps them so clean and so white. I'm convinced there's a cleaning secret involved and I want in on the action. But Student T isn't talking.
Friday was a dress down day and I saw the sneakers in the morning, all white and lovely. And secretive. T wasn't revealing how he keeps them this way. Then, in the afternoon I saw Student T playing ball on the grass in the quad. The white shoes were carefully removed, sitting on the sidewalk in their clean splendor. Student T was playing in his now very grass-stained socks.
The secret is now revealed. I wonder what his mama has to say about those socks?