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Thursday, June 08, 2006

if the shoe fits...

I have about ten pairs of shoes (pair, pairs?). About five of those are considered nice enough to actually wear in public. I was a bit jealous surprised to find that Little Sister has twelve pairs of shoes and all of them are cute, stylish, and she actually wears them. (In my own defense, four of the pairs are hand-me-downs.) I love looking at shoes for her. And she's no help. The moment we turn down the shoe aisle at the store I hear "SHOES!!!!! Shoes on!" She struggles to take off the shoes currently on her feet so she can try on new ones. This isn't learned behavior, the girl just loves shoes.

Lest you think I'm wasteful, only one pair of these shoes cost more than $10 and they were for Easter and I couldn't find any white dress shoes for any less. The majority were about $5 each. How can I not buy a pair of cute shoes when they cost less than a trip to Carl's Jr (and don't contribute to childhood obesity)?

I already have in mind a couple of pairs of shoes that I'd like for her to have, but luckily the store has been out of her size each time I've gone. These cute little rubber clogs from Payless have been calling my name (and hers...she tries to wear Little Boy's blue ones) and she must have pink cowgirl boots this winter.

Maybe I live a little vicariously through Little Sister. I've accepted this and I'm okay with it: I'd love to be in her shoes!

12 comments:

Valarie said...

Who can blame you? I love little shoes and girls' are the best.

beth said...

Sam has always been more fashionable than me. When we go out, I change his baby food stained clothes rather than my own. Living vicariously begins early...

sheri said...

How cute is that?! I've yet to get into shoes w/Kelly. Don't get me wrong...we have quite a few. But her feet are so dang short, she's still in a size 1. But her feet are now too fat for them. If I can squeeze her foot into a shoe, it's 3" too long. *sigh*

momofalltrades said...

Those are so cute! I anxiously await my SIL's care package every six months or so, her daughter has LOTS more shoes than I buy for my girls! LOL

Nikkie said...

I just love all those shoes! As far as I'm concered there's nothing wrong with having a ton of shoes!

Amber said...

I love that picture!! I also love shoes- as do my girls. I think it's genetic.

Taffi said...

I'm not going to embarrass myself and show Sweet Girl's shoe collection. In my defense, however, 98% of them are bought by her aunts.

emlouisa said...

LOVE the pic. Too cute!!!!!

I have found that it is a lot easier to spend money on my kids than it is on me. I can totally justify things if they are for them!

Lee said...

Shoes!! AHHH My weakness, and my daughters weakness. They just seem to call to you. So cute!!

Darci said...

Oh dear you are funny.

Lei said...

I'm loving the clogs! Kids' shoes are such a weakness. Actually, shoes PERIOD are a weakness for me, lol!

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