Some days Lily wants in on the ritual too, so she'll throw on a pair of socks and insist on keeping them on 'til bedtime.
Socks drive me totally bonkers. I take mine off the first minute I can. But I do imagine it would feel nice to have someone else slip them off slowly for me. For my boys I think they feel like all the pressure and stress of the day puffs out of their feet when they slide those socks off.