A TODDLER became so distressed about lumps in the socks she was expected to wear that she is in therapy.
Two-year old Kelly Howard has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after a small clump of cotton slightly rubbed her toes for around three seconds.
Mother Emma said: “I had her on my knee, pulling her socks up, when suddenly she began to scream and convulse.
“I ripped the sock off as quickly as I could, assuming there were knives or scorpions in there, but there was nothing except a small area where the sock had clumped in the wash.
“Apparently the fact that I created the clump, forced her into contact with the clump and then was dismissive about the clump has caused irrepairable damage. She can no longer trust me. Perhaps she never will.”
Kelly said: “We need to stop the stigma and start speaking up about sock lump trauma, which I and many of my peers suffer from.
“Grown-ups don’t realise what a danger sock lumps are to us. Sock lumps and climate change.”